Teen Momhood is NOT Glamorous!

peoplecover_127x169Mamas aren’t the only ones wondering what Bristol Palin and the folks at People magazine were thinking. The cover photo and inside spread in this week’s issue send the entirely wrong message about the Alaska teen queen and her little Tripp. We (not to mention our daughters) need to see and hear what it’s really like to try and finish high school, pay for Huggies, and be a single parent all at the same time. Probably not quite as pictured. Did you know that only 1/3 of teen moms graduate from high school, less than 1% go on to finish college, and over 90% of teens in our prisons were born of teen pregnancies?

This spread doesn’t promote abstinence, it glamorizes unprotected teen sex!

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.

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One response to “Teen Momhood is NOT Glamorous!”

  1. Michelle

    I agree, what were the people at People thinking?! I am so confused at Palin’s current tour as an “ambassador for abstinence.” Um, huh? What message does that send to other kids? And what message does that send to her child? If you want a glimpse of teen parenting, the article “Truth and Consequences at Pregnancy High” is very effective! http://nymag.com/news/features/56606/

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