A dad has become Britain's youngest grand-father at the age of 29 after his daughter gave birth at 14. Shem Davies was also 14 when he became a father for the first time. Now, schoolgirl daughter Tia has had a baby girl a week before her 15th birthday.
Jobless Shem who split with Tia's mum Kelly three months after Tia was born - said he was "absolutely delighted" at the new arrival. Tiny Ava Grace is in an incubator after she was born ten weeks early. But the family said she is "doing remarkably well" at the special care baby unit where she is being cared for in South Wales.
Shem spoke of his shock when Tia told him she was pregnant by her 15-year-old boyfriend Jordan Williams. The grandad who has a nine-month-old son with new girlfriend Robyn Thomas said, "One minute Tia's a baby, the next she's pregnant. I could have yelled at her, but what's the point?" He added, "I wasn't able to cope with it and I ran away." Shem and Kelly have both been supporting Tia as she watches over Ava Grace the sixth generation of the family alive.
Both parents are still in school and plan on finishing, with Tia seeing herself as a hairdresser in the future. Amazingly, Tia and Jordan have been dating for 18 months, meaning they were around 13 when they started going out. These young parents are part of the more than 35,000 kids under 18 who get pregnant in the UK each year. However, at least half of those kids get an abortion.
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