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Pregnancy and Parenting The Ultimate Teen Guide by Jessica Akin
  

Pregnancy and Parenting The Ultimate Teen Guide

Written by Jessica Akin
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Part of the It Happened to Me Series

Synopsis

Pregnancy and Parenting The Ultimate Teen Guide by Jessica Akin

More than 900,000 teenage girls face pregnancies each year. Almost all of these pregnancies are unplanned, leaving teen moms and dads unprepared for the emotional, physical, and psychological journey ahead of them. What most parents find as a memorable and positive change in their lives, teens and their families often see as catastrophic and devastating. In Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica Akin guides teens through the unique issues and struggles of a life-changing event that can be overwhelming even for a fully mature adult. Once a teen decides what course to take--between parenting, adoption, or abortion--she must deal with the consequences of her decision, often alone, but sometimes with the father-to-be and other family members. Topics covered in this book include -breaking the news -choosing the next step -dealing with judgments and criticism -coping with loss -co-parenting -finishing school -life beyond the baby This book is filled with stories from teen mothers and fathers who faced their unplanned pregnancy head on. Written without bias or judgement, Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide emphasizes and encourages teens to empower themselves with knowledge and make the best choices and decisions for their individual futures.

Reviews

This entry in the It Happened to Me series provides a wealth of practical and empathetic advice and support for both female and male teens facing an unplanned pregnancy. Akin addresses the specific nuances confronting teens

-chosen quotes from specialists in obstetrics that focus on educational guidance and family dynamics, among other things, all in a direct tone. The sections addressing potential problems-angry parents, breakups, pressure from religious communities, and more-are particularly helpful and coach readers on ways to maturely and responsibly resolve the conflict. Relevant photos throughout show a range of teens. This matter-of-fact guide offers no-nonsense advice and support to teens in the midst of crucial life decisions. * Booklist *

About the Author

Jessica Akin is a freelance writer with a BA and MA in English.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
226 pages

Author

Jessica Akin
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Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield

Publication date

30th October 2017

ISBN

9780810895454


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