The BBC Magazine have an article on Kizzy Neal. She is 15 and is a mum to her seven month-old son, has a boyfriend, and trying to do her GCSEs. She found out she was pregnant when she was 13, and the article gives some insight into her life and her thoughts. The article is linked to a programme – Kizzy: Mum at 14 which is on BBC Three on Tuesday 11th December at 10:30pm. Here is a few clips from the article:

“Since I got pregnant, I’ve learnt so much about contraception, abortions and sex but at school I think I had so few sex education lessons.”
“When I was pregnant it was like ‘You little so-and-so’ but when I had the baby they were round the pram saying ‘isn’t he beautiful?’

“It was a bit two-faced. Without a baby, I didn’t want to go out of the house and I was scared but as soon as I had the baby the people I was scared of were coming up being really nice to me.”
“When they put him on my chest, I was so overwhelmed, you don’t know whether to smile or cry or laugh or scream, you don’t know what to do. It gives you a warm feeling in your tummy.”
“I was thinking about the baby growing up without a dad and thought I’d let him down. It’s ideal to have a mum and a dad and to have a proper environment but it’s very different for me. He’s got as much love as he needs, even without a dad.”

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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  1. I remember the first time I was allowed out unsupervised… it was my first day at school and all the other kids got picked up, but my mum didn’t cause she expected me to walk home! And that was the first time I was allowed out on my own, for the walk home from school! I WAS TERRIFIED! I think I cried most of the way home. Why I was SUDDENLY expected to know what to do because I had gone up to Senior School I don’t know!!

    Note to parents. NOT A GOOD IDEA!!

  2. Sounds a bit crazy and extreme! Letting children out on their own needs to be done gradually so as to give them the right support and independence.

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