Monica was 13 years old, and living in Georgia, when she found out she was pregnant.
As she got closer to being a mom, her relationship with her own mom got worse.
“I don’t know when it started," Monica says. "I mean, it started ever since I was pregnant.”
Monica says her mom moved the family to Grand Rapids to get her away from the baby’s father.
Her son Anthony was born in 2010, and Monica became one of the 11 thousand teens who becomes moms every year in Michigan. For a while, it worked. Monica went to school. Her mom watched Anthony during the day.