THERE'S no denying that having kids completely turns your life upside down – and when you're still adjusting to it all, support from other new mums can be invaluable.
But what about if you're a teen mum? Well as Gabbie Egan knows all too well, befriending other parents can be a VERY different experience.
Earlier this year, the mum-of-two – who had her first child when she was 13 – shared the pros and cons of being a young mum.
In a viral video that's racked up over 115,000 "likes", Gabbie revealed her kid's school is always mistaking her for their other sister or nanny.
She said: "[They also thought I was the babysitter] even though I've said a thousand times that I'm the mum."
What's more, Gabbie says she doesn't feel like her child's teacher takes her "as seriously as the other parents" because of her age.
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On top of this, Gabbie says she doesn't have any other friends who are parents either.
She continued: "No mum friends. No dad friends. Everybody is older than you and pretty much judge you.
"They're like, 'who is this teenager picking up these kids?'"
As a result, Gabbie feels like she "has to do more than your average parent" to defy people's expectations.
"When you're a teen mum, people just automatically assume the worst," she said. "They think your kid comes from a bad situation when that's not even the case."
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However, it's not all negative – as Gabbie says there's one serious upside to having her kids so young.
She added: "You're younger, you're more [fun] than all the other parents.
"But they will never know because they don't want to be your friend."
Needless to say, Gabbie's video struck a chord with other teen mums.
One replied: "All facts! I’m 27 with an almost 10 year old almost 7 year old and almost 5 year old and I feeeeeel this!"
Another added: "My daughters teacher calls MY MOM instead of me, with issues or when my daughter gets in trouble."
Meanwhile, a third wrote: "I'm 19 with a five month old so I get judged a lot from everyone besides my husband."
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