Most people see teen mums as a social problem and assume women in their twenties and thirties make better parents.
But is society being too hard on teenagers? Bringing a child into the world and looking after it well is unbelievably demanding and a difficult life change, so just imagine if this happens when you are struggling to make ends meet, naïve and little more than a child yourself.
With some help, support and guidance can a group of teenagers prove they can be good mothers too?
ITV's Help I'm a Teen Mum takes six teenage girls and their babies to a specially converted country house where they are taught parenting skills by expert nannies and a psychotherapist. The series gives them the chance to change their lives and the lives of their children and prove they can be better parents
New series. Six young mothers, aged between 14 and 17, embark on an intensive parenting course in a specially adapted house, with nannies and a psychotherapist teaching them the basics of taking care of a child. As they take stock of their new home and start to settle in, the girls' interaction with their offspring comes under close scrutiny
Cameras follow six teen mums on an intensive parenting course as they learn the basics of childcare with the aid of expert nannies and a psychotherapist. Today, a young mum who is struggling to care for two children faces a dilemma when her boyfriend asks her to return home immediately and give up the chance of learning how to become a good parent, and the experts help another mum to build a better bond with her son.