SELPHI Stories

Danita

Age: 19
Child/ren (age): daughter (4)
Occupation: Nurse
Hardest part about being a parent: The hardest thing about being a parent is all the stress that falls within the title.
Best part about being a parent: I can teach my child what is wrong and right in life and what is the right path to look forward to. Also enjoy all the fun and laughter.
Reason I joined SELPHI: To get resources and learn from other parents.
Biggest take away from SELPHI: Not having a lot of time getting together and really understanding why we need help from one another.
Parenting tip/hack/advice: Setting limits and being consistent are the keys to good discipline.

 

Nikisha

Age: 20
Child/ren (age): daughters (4) and (1)
Occupation: General cleaner
Hardest part about being a parent: When times get rough and you feel like giving up, but your kids see you sad and wipe your tears. So you smile and keep going hard.
Best part about being a parent: Seeing my kids smile and being with them every day.
Reason I joined SELPHI: I joined SELPHI because I like to hear other parents’ stories and to let them know that they are not alone. SELPHI has been so good to me and really helps me with things that I didn’t know about.
Biggest take away from SELPHI: I wish I had more time to be active with SELPHI.
Parenting tip/hack/advice: Never give up when you have someone looking up to you!

 

Jazmyn

Age: 22
Child/ren (age): daughter (2)
Occupation: Works at fast food restaurant
Hardest part about being a parent: Not being able to get her what she needs.
Best part about being a parent: Watching her grow.
Reason I Joined SELPHI: To better my parenting skills and get advice.
Biggest take away from SELPHI: I just enjoy going to the meetings.
Parenting tip/hack/advice: Do your best with your child whether you have help or not. Never show your child a sign of weakness.

 

Sheril

Age: 19
Child/ren (age): son (4)
Occupation: Work study student
Hardest part about being a parent: Managing one's time is the hardest part of being a parent.
Best part about being a parent: Best part of being a parent is being able to watch your child grow in the way you want him/her to grow and being able to see their happiest times more than their other less favorable emotions.
Reason I joined SELPHI: I joined SELPHI to take advantage of helpful resources that will benefit my child and I.
Biggest take away from SELPHI: My biggest take away from SELPHI is being able to communicate with like-minded teen parents who just want a better life for their family.
Parenting tip/hack/advice: Never give up on your future no matter how difficult the road may be. Life goes on.

 

Tierra

Age: 23
Child/ren (age): son (2 months), daughters (1) and (4)
Occupation: Driver
Hardest part about being a parent: It feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done even with the kids on a schedule.
Best part about being a parent: I created these lives and watching them reach milestone after milestone makes me smile and getting the chance to watch them succeed, be their support system.
Reason I joined SELPHI: To interact with other people in similar situations (young parents) like me and stop being a loner.
Biggest take away from SELPHI: I finally have people who understand me and I made new friends.
Parenting tip/hack/advice: Having kids is hard but having kids doesn’t stop you from achieving your goals.

 

Marquis

Age: 21
Child/ren (age): son (2 months), daughters (1) and (4)
Occupation: Retail Manger
Hardest part about being a parent: Honestly, hearing my baby’s cry.
Best part about being a parent: The way their face lights up when they get a surprise.
Reason I Joined SELPHI: My Girlfriend invited me.
Biggest take away from SELPHI: Different parenting techniques and advice.
Parenting tip/hack/advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps.

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