Sometimes it takes a modern approach to parenting to achieve desired results. Mel Watts admits she doesn’t get it right all the time, and she openly shares her mixed results on her blog. But when her preteen son wanted a cell phone, she came up with a plan that many parents agreed was right on the money.
Life can be difficult. And when kids enter into the equation, the trials and anxieties that come with it can carry the same weight as the rewards and joy that parenting brings. And the situation of being a mom was one that Australian blogger Watts found herself in at a very young age.
Mel became a mom at 19. At 20 she was a single parent to her son: Ayden. No doubt the path of a single mom would have been a difficult one to navigate, not least because Mel was still finding her own way in life. But things would soon turn around.