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Do I need to drop out of school if my girlfriend is pregnant?

Finding out your girlfriend is pregnant can make you feel different emotions. You may also be stressed about how you going to support your baby.

What do I do?!

Financial support is one of the most important things to have when you have a baby on the way. You may be thinking of dropping out of school to support the baby. Guess what! You don’t need to, you can complete your education and still support your baby.

How to earn some extra money?
1. Find a part-time job that you can do after school or over the weekend. You can check grocery stores or small businesses that may need the extra help
3. You can offer to wash cars in your neighborhood
4. Offer to do odd-end jobs in your neighborhood for a price.
5. Pet-sitting or house sitting
6. Offer couching lessons to younger kids if you are good at a sport.
7. Talk to your school counselor about what options or resources are available in your community so that you can earn money.
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Remember finishing your education means you will have more opportunities at getting a job with higher pay in the future.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to continue your education or take a break is a personal one and will depend on you. However, it is important to know that there are resources and support available to help you through this difficult time. Becoming a father can be scary, especially with all the new responsibilities.
f you feel you need to speak to someone, please contact the local counselor or contact loveLife:
(from any Telkom public phone)
loveLife Pls Cal Me Service:

Want to know more about how to take care or your girlfriend during pregnancy, click here