Strengths and self-perceptions of parenting in adolescent mothers.

  title={Strengths and self-perceptions of parenting in adolescent mothers.},
  author={J D Arenson},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  volume={9 4},
  • J D Arenson
  • Published 1994 in Journal of pediatric nursing
Traditional views of adolescent mothers perpetuate negative stereotypes and fail to acknowledge many who cope adequately and provide good care for their children. A qualitative descriptive design was used in this study to explore the strengths and positive attributes within this group to enlarge our understanding of the adolescent motherhood experience. Results indicated a surprising level of fortitude and commitment to children and a desire to optimize financial security through hard work and… CONTINUE READING

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