Recap: Live Twitter Chat with @TheYoungMommy

Last night, @STEPPSboston and @TheYoungMommy joined forces to host the first Live Twitter Chat on the @STEPPSboston twitter feed. Young parents, near and far, joined the chat by using the hashtag #YPsupport.

After becoming a mom at 20, Tara decided to turn her personal story into a movement to create more opportunities for other young mothers. She is a avid blogger, posting daily on the thrills and challenges of being a 20something mom at, one of the top blogs on the web for young moms.
We knew Tara was the perfect person to host our first chat. Being a teen/young parent is tough and sometimes, you just feel like you are alone in this world battling all the challenges on your own. However, last night we saw that the online community is an amazing source of support.

Throughout the 90 minute chat, young parents asked Tara 15 questions related to teen parenthood, education, postpartum depression, and the advantages of building an online support system. Here is the first question and answer session:

Between each question, young parents were given the opportunity to chat more with Tara, ask subquestions, and show each other true support. It was truly phenomenal to see how many young parents connected and shared their own experiences in hopes of helping others. Thankfully, social media has changed how young parents are perceived because it has given them a new platform to share their stories with the world.

If you would like to read the entire twitter chat, search #YPsupport on twitter.

Thank you to @sugarplumplum1 @AriellaFaith @JazzyJ1112 @lovebirthllc @Cristianamihael @kaishax23 @Maira56254886 @Shaleaka23 @coolguymorales @Maira56254886 @colonxjp @GloriaMalone @MzTai84 @NatashaVianna @jandellyvonne @SeedsMommySoul for joining the chat! We hope to see you there again next week!

STEPPS will host weekly twitter chats on the challenges and rewards of being a young parent on a weekly basis. Please stay connected by following us on twitter and liking our facebook page.


Live Twitter Chats for Young Parents

Every Tuesday at 8:00 PM EST

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