Continuing Education Mitigates the Negative Consequences of Adolescent Childbearing


The article entitled “Continuing education mitigates the negative consequences of adolescent childbearing” by Sullivan (2011) demonstrates the impact of childbearing during the adolescent years and the problems associated with this practice in knowledge development and education regarding child development and the home environment. This article considers some of the most important obstacles regarding adolescent mothers and their lack of understanding of what is necessary to provide a loving and nurturing home for their children (Sullivan, 2011). This article also demonstrates the importance of maternal education in promoting a safer and friendlier home environment; in other words, when adolescent mothers remain in school, there is a greater chance that their home environments will be successful in supporting successful outcomes for their children (Sullivan, 2011).