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Too young to be a mum: can Jess learn to be a good mummy, when she is only a child herself?

Too young to be a mum: can Jess learn to be a good mummy, when she is only a child herself?

Hartley, Maggie, author

When 16-year-old Jess arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep with her newborn son Jimmy, she has nowhere else to go. Arriving straight from the hospital having just given birth, Jess is like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Scared, alone, and practically a child herself, she is overwhelmed with the responsibility of caring for a newborn without the support of a loving family or her beloved boyfriend. With social services threatening to take baby Jimmy into care, Jess knows that Maggie is her only chance of keeping her son. Maggie can see that Jess loves her boyfriend and wants to be a good mother to her son. Can Maggie help Jess learn to become a mum? Will the family ever be allowed to live together?

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Trapeze, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Maggie Hartley
ISBN: 1409170535, 9781409170532
Physical Description: 257 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Teenage mothers Great Britain.; Society.; Unmarried mothers Great Britain.; Hartley, Maggie Career in foster care.; Foster children Great Britain.

Author note

Maggie Hartley has fostered more than 300 children while being a foster carer for over twenty years. Taking on the children other carers often couldn't cope with, Maggie helps children that are deemed 'unadoptable' because of their behaviour or the extreme trauma they've been through. She's looked after refugees, supported children through sexual abuse and violence court cases, cared for teenagers on remand and taught young mums how to parent their newborn babies.