21 Disappointing Confessions From Teenage Fathers

Having a kid at any age is tough, but for these teenage fathers, their whole lives got turned upside down. Raising a child when you’re young and naive is a daunting reality, and it makes having any semblance of an ordinary high school experience close to impossible.

We always hear about the plight of teenage moms — their struggles, obstacles, and determination — but we know less about teen dads. How did they cope? Did they stick around? What kind of fathers did they inevitably become?

Some knocked up their high school girlfriends; others had one night stands and ran away in the opposite direction. One thing’s for sure, though — the journey into parenthood is never easy, especially when you’re still only a kid yourself.

Finding out you’re going to be a young parent can be devastating. This is what happened when 21 teens found out they were going to be fathers:





Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.