Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives
By Ashly McGlone The Daily Review POSTED: 01/02/2014
"SAN LEANDRO -- Seventeen-year-old Dianne Baviera looks forward to graduating in June and going to college to study criminal justice so she might one day investigate and solve crimes. Before then, there are bottles to fill, diapers to change and pediatrician's appointments to attend for her increasingly active little one, Arabella."
"Baviera became a teen mother a year ago and is still learning what that means, all while keeping an eye on her aspirations."
"'Being a single parent, you are like a superhero,'" she said. "'Our life is way different from a regular teenager's life. We have to juggle so much. ... You need to put your happiness, what you need aside, and put your daughter, your kids first. Make sure you are being successful or you are on track, so they can have a good future.'"
"Baviera is fortunate to have the help of her dad -- the person she was most afraid to tell she was pregnant. Arabella's father, an ex-boyfriend, has scheduled visits with the 1-year-old every other day and on weekends, she said."
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McGlone, Ashly. (2014, January 2). New teen mothers find support in San Leandro. East Bay Times. Retrieved from