The part of the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide I was most interested in was the section about working, on pages 111-116.
I think becoming a mother as a teen, you should get more rights or more considerations. Like the age and hour restrictions of having a job, for example. I think you should have the same rights as an adult when it comes to that.
Yes, we’re under 18 so we’re still children, but we have taken on the adult responsibility of having a child. I believe you should be able to get a job when you feel you’re ready. Having and raising the baby means you’re ready to me, and you should work the hours you feel are needed for you and your family. You can legally get a job at 16 with restrictions, but there are much younger mothers than that who need to support their children.
Even though I am all about the laws actually changing, the guide broke down working in a simple way and had some helpful websites a teen parent wanting to find work could use.