15, Pregnant and Ecstatic? I'm As Hopeful As You Are Ecstatic

This is not a post about pro-life or pro-choice. This is a post about how confused I am. One of my students, who is a teen mom, advised me that a 15 year old classmate was pregnant and ecstatic about it. My student was not sure if she should talk to her and offer some words of support and encouragement. Before I could even respond, I had a million thoughts racing through my head as I recalled colic, late nights, no sleep, diapers, and doctor visits - not to mention, labor and delivery. Moreover, all of these memories stemmed from two planned pregnancies in my mid-thirties....more

I think you touched upon the challenge with which I am faced. How do we provide the emotional ...more