Heartbreakingly, the AACAP (the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) also observes that “babies born to teenagers are at risk for neglect and abuse because their young mothers are uncertain about their roles and may be frustrated by the constant demands of caretaking.” Even the most well-meaning teenage moms can find themselves unprepared for the demands of parenthood, and the ensuing events can lead to tragic consequences for their children.