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is it a good idea to get the cellphone away from a pregnant

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is it a good idea to get the cellphone away from a pregnant teenager bec of the wrong thing she had done?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 5 years ago.
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Dear friend,

This young lady is pregnant and she should be supported during her pregnancy, even is she did wrong in getting that way in the first place. She is going to become a mother and in a sense, an adult, even if she is under the age of 18.

She will be better if she has your love and support, and will need to have the support of her friends and peers. The cell-phone is her lifeline to her world, and taking it away will just make her depressed and isolated.

This in turn will negatively affect the quality of her pregnancy and may even cause premature birth, or lead to her wanting to hurt herself.

She cannot undo her mistake, and therefore it is best to accept the fact that she is pregnant, will be a mother, and she needs to be supported. Her parents must move ahead to the next stage of her life, motherhood, and look forward to becoming grandparents.

I am sure that they want the best for their family and should start building a new relationship now. Everyone's lives have changed and we must move with the changes, adjust to the new realities.

It is time to forgive and move forward.

May her birth be healthy and easy, and may her family come together over this and help her to grow up now that she really has to.

Warm regards,

Elliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC
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