Teen mums encouraged to follow ambition

Almost 1000 teenage girls become mums in Northern Ireland each year but with the help of Fixers, a charity helping young people to use their past to fix the future, Rebecca Finlay says they should not give up their future.

The 20-year-old Castledawson mum said: “When I was 18, I had my whole life ahead planned. I was going to go to be a teacher, I was going to take a gap year and go to India and then after my A Levels, I found out I was pregnant.

Excerpt from a staff article in u.tv.news- read more

“In that moment I thought my life was over. I just thought I’d ruined everything. I couldn’t see that this baby was going to be a blessing in our lives.

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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