Story: Parenting

Teenage motherhood

Teenage motherhood

Becoming a parent as a teenager is very challenging, but some young parents make a committment to succeed as parents and in their chosen career. Aucklander Gwen Lolani had her first child at 17 and was a mother of four by the time she was 25. As well as caring for her children Gwen studied towards a degree in communications at the Manukau Institute of Technology.

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Parenting practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26342/teenage-motherhood (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018