Ok, so this isn't a confession. I just want a great deal of input. Any advice is appreciated.
I have been tutoring a girl, a very bright, wonderful person, for a couple years. We are much closer now and she confides so much in me. She wants to purposefully have a baby in high school as a teenager. This girl, with determination, can certainly make it to college. Her home life is less than ideal, unsupportive, verbally abusive, and is essentially ignored. I even think her Mom puts her down bc she is afraid she will go to college, leave her, and then won't have someone around the house to do the chores. On top of all of that she routinely babysits a baby overnight, many days in a row and handles it well. She loves it even because it is pretty much the only love she feels is from that baby.
What can I do/say to encourage her not to get pregnant in high school? If you chose to get pregnant in high school, what could have been said to you to change your mind? (Please don't mention that it's too much work. She takes care of a baby for days on end and even sleeps in the same room with her. She doesn't mind all of the baby work.)
Thank you for reading and any suggestions you may have.
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