This story is part of a collection of stories from young people on ReachOut. I was brought up in a really strict Catholic family. It was just expected that we would go to church every Sunday and that we would "uphold the Catholic faith" as my parents put it. I never bothered to rebel against religion like many of my friends did.
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A teenager's story about family conflict - ReachOut Parents
Three Detroit women who had children as teenagers defied the odds to become productive, successful professionals. Here's how they did it—and their advice for other struggling young mothers. No, it wasn't admission into her dream college, something that would have set her on a path to success. Instead, it was something that would make that path much harder-she was pregnant at age I had dreams for myself. And that did not include giving birth to a child when I was 18," says Byrd of Detroit, now
Imagine the worst day you had recently. Who did you call? Was it your mom? Your dad? Your childhood best friend?
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