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Posted March 10, 2013
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting by Helen Cothran was a very hard book to read because it repeated itself a lot and never really gave the readers any clear answers to any questions they could possibly have. I was disappointed in the stories that the teen moms shared because there was no detail and it skipped around a lot. Also there was no mention of the fathers in this book at all which surprised me the most. It would of been nice to know what percent of teen dads do stick around to help raise the baby. This book only focused on the negative side of parenting and gave no positive side to it at all, so now if a pregnant teen reads this book all they are going to think about is the negatives and not get to think or hear about some of the positives that can come from being a teen mom.
I'm a senior in Arvada,CO and for my english class we are doing an ethnogarphy and my group and I choose to do teen moms and what there plans for the future are. This book definetly did not help me out what so ever because this book mainly focused on abortion and if teen pregnancy is a growing problem in our country. The one thing that did stick out to me is everything teen moms have to give up in order to provide a good life for there baby.