Reply
Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
25th Nov '12

I think three weeks off, but work needing to be turned in via online etc. for the following 3 weeks.



Working women have unpaid maternity leave, it's not a vacation.

† Phoenix † 1 angel baby; 16167 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting Scarlett.Harlot.Starlet.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel's Momma.:</b>" Is home studies the same as independent ... [snip!] ... week, give me new assignments and answer any questions I had or give me whatever instruction I needed for the next weeks work."


oh ya we call it independent studies out here that why i asked, but i did independent studies too and i loved it.

Scarlett.Harlot.Starlet. 3 kids; California 5097 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel's Momma.:</b>" So it was kinda like you did independent studies for 6 weeks?"</blockquote>



No I did it for the duration of that school year which was about 3 months.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel's Momma.:</b>" So it was kinda like you did independent studies for 6 weeks?"</blockquote>




Pretty much. We weren't required to do any work while we took our time off but many of us chose to do so in order to not fall behind. I actually took advantage of being able to stay home & having such an easy newborn and took on extra work. My senior year was smooth sailing thanks to those 6 weeks.

† Phoenix † 1 angel baby; 16167 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting breezy l0ve ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel's Momma.:</b>" So it was kinda like you did independent ... [snip!] ... guess. We weren't required to do any work while we took our time off but many of us chose to do so in order to not fall behind."


oh okay that is a good idea too because shit it is easy as f**k to fall behind. :shock:

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel's Momma.:</b>" oh okay that is a good idea too because shit it is easy as f**k to fall behind. :shock:"</blockquote>




Yeah it is! I would not have graduated if I had not done that. My son started getting sick often after his birthday, he was diagnosed with asthma and I would have technically fallen behind if I had not already gotten ahead.

† Phoenix † 1 angel baby; 16167 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting breezy l0ve ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel's Momma.:</b>" oh okay that is a good idea too because ... [snip!] ... after his birthday, he was diagnosed with asthma and I would have technically fallen behind if I had not already gotten ahead."


I am happy for you because i know many girl that got pregnant and dropped out!
By the way, your children are cute. :)

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
25th Nov '12

Yeah I don't see why they should not be able to.

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3121 posts
25th Nov '12

Of course!



Teens are human beings too

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Of course! Teens are human beings too"


Are you sure there?

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
25th Nov '12

I had my daughter at 16. I went to school online and only had to do like an hr a day to keep up. I couldn't imagine having to physically get up and go somewhere for 8 hrs a day right after giving birth.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
25th Nov '12

Materinity leave isn't even protected for adults who've been at a job less than a year, so I fail to see why it should be for teens. Perhaps a 2 week break and be on independant study? 6 weeks is a lot of time to catch up on school work.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
25th Nov '12

Of course. Teens deserve time to recover/bond with baby too.

Scarlett.Harlot.Starlet. 3 kids; California 5097 posts
25th Nov '12

I'll just add... It is very important to make sure teen moms stay in school and I know there are definitely plans and programs out there for girls who get pregnant in high school. I've never known anyone personally who has gone back to school after having a baby in high school but they went through the other routes to finish school, like home schooling or independent study. Of course on 16 and Pregnant you see girls who never go back to school but the options are there for them whether its "maternity leave" or not.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" Of course. Teens deserve time to recover/bond with baby too."


"Deserve"? Women who work who've been at their jobs for less than a year don't get protected time off. Hell, most women who do get the protected time off do not get it paid... so what do they do? They have the responsibility to take care of themselves, there's no free pass here. I fail to see why it should be different for a teen in school. It shouldn't be that hard to keep up with schoolwork while recovering from having a baby.