If there’s one group of parents we rarely hear from on this site, it’s grandparents! Mamiverse recently published a piece with 5 tips for moms of pregnant teens who might be struggling with their child’s pregnancy:
You don’t look like an abuela, and you don’t feel like one either. You’ve nary a gray hair in sight and you could swear that your own kid just got out of diapers. But if you’re the mother of a pregnant teen, you don’t have a choice: you’re going to be a grandma, like it or not. Here are five ways to deal.
Accept your new reality
You may be awash in emotion when your teen tells you you’re about to be an abuela. Maybe you’re shocked, angry, disappointed, or a combination of all three. Maybe you’re excited, but feel that you should be upset. The good news is that when it comes to your feelings, there’s no right or wrong. But it’s important to feel whatever you’re feeling and then move forward, accepting your new reality. Seeing a family counselor may help you and your teen talk without letting emotions get in the way.
Head over to Mamaiverse to read the four other tips.