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Children of Teen Parents Share What Growing up Was Like

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There's a way to make it work!

Growing up with parents who may not even be old enough to vote has to be a challenge. When you’re a teenager, balancing the responsibilities of parenthood with work, school, and simply growing up yourself can be an insurmountable challenge. The odds are stacked hard against teen parents and many of them wind up spiraling out of control.

We asked real people who grew up with teenage parents what worked and what didn’t work in their childhoods. Both their fondest memories and their darkest moments provide an interesting look at what it’s like to grow up with young parents.

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