Taking care of a baby is no easy feat. Constant waking, feeding, patting, strolling, bouncing and getting that baby to sleep is an around-the-clock affair which is completely exhausting for most, making it difficult to have a meal or get a decent block of sleep.
In an attempt to reduce teenage pregnancies, many schools now run parenting programs designed to initiate teens to the sobering realities of having a baby.
Olivia Galloway, a 14-year-old from Georgia in the US, took home a robotic baby from school and learned - as so many have before her - just how challenging looking after a baby can be, and her mum Lawren ensured her daughter felt the full impact.
In a Facebook post, Lawren explained that Olivia begged her to help her with the baby - called William - in order to get some sleep, and that she declined the request.
The teen had only had the baby for a weekend when she hit rock bottom.
Lawren begins the post, "Meet William. He's Olivia's interactive baby assignment for her Early Childhood Education Class. Now, meet Olivia with William. She's had him since Friday night. She is absolutely exhausted and ready to quit the class and give William back. (Maybe even throw him back). It's definitely been a learning experience."
The mum then continues, relating her favourite moment so far.
"My favourite moment so far is when she came into my room last night around 3 am. She was crying real tears while feeding him his bottle. She was begging me to help her because she just wanted to get some sleep. 😂Yeah, no."
Lawren said that just because Olivia is the eldest of four siblings, doesn't mean she has any idea about parenting.
"...she was completely clueless," Lawren said. "Just because a child grows up with siblings, it doesn't mean they're ready for parenthood at all."
"I might have trusted her more before this,"she added. "But I am proud of her. She did come through the second time around."