Listen and encourage her to stay in school even if it’s a homeschooling program. Feelings of embarrassment and shame associated with unplanned pregnancy, or difficulty keeping up in school can also drive birth mothers to drop out of school.

According to The Urban Child Institute, the commonness of births to young mothers negatively affects high school graduation and increases chances of unemployment. Without a high school diploma or equivalent, young men and women have greater difficulty securing good solid employment and have lower earning potential.

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