Why Parenting At 17 Years Old Inspired Me To Be A DigCit Parent

Joanne Sweeney Burke and Sophie Burke Digital Citizenship Summit

“I don’t know how to do this. I don’t even know who I am or what I should be. But I know I have to do this.” I don’t often start posts on this blog with a personal insight, however it is most relevant for this story. I became a mother at the age of 17 and the above quote is what I said to myself 21 years ago as I lay in a hospital bed with Sophie sleeping in a glass cot beside me. I was overwhelmed with responsibility, fear and unfortunately loneliness. I loved this tiny black-haired, brown-eyed

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