The sad thing is Kathy, a good percentage of teenage girls who get pregnant (as
well as teenage boys who get girls pregnant) don't have a mother and a
father they can talk to. Usually they just have a mother who sometimes has to
work more than 40 hours a week just to make ends meet. Another thing
too is, some parents let the TV or movies do their child raising for them. There's no easy answers.
What's troubling is that you're trying to get us all scared over this
issue. Why did you leave out the simple fact that teen pregnancy has actually
been on the decline for 2 decades? Oh yeah, cuz it would ruin your agenda.
Well, with comprehensive sex education in school (relax, it can be opt out...)
then we won't have to worry about parents being unable or unwilling to have
these discussions with their kids.
The even better reason to have sex education in school is that kids will get
accurate information. Abstinence is great, works until is
doesn't but it's been proven over and over that education reduces
And this is exactly why we need comprehensive sex education in our schools.
Start when the kids are little, instead of waiting until they are pre-puberty.
Get real. Fluffing the conversation doesn't work. Kids want real
conversations, not rainbows and unicorns. It can be as young as 3 years old -
"It's best to be a mommy or daddy when you are married." But support a child if they do make a mistake. There is nothing worse than
already feeling bad about yourself. They already know they have to "pay"
To ClarkHippo 1:20 a.m. Jan. 11, 2013The saddest thing is a good
percentage of teenage girls who get pregnant (as well as teenage boys who get
girls pregnant) don't have a mother and a father they can talk to even when
there are two parents in the home, one of which most likely being a stay-at-home
parent. The boys and girls don't get the comprehesive information they
need because the parents either don't provide it to them or are
uncomfortable talking about sex and contraception. And then those parents
require that their children opt out of comprehensive sex education in school.
The only sex education these boys and girls get is the instruction
"don't have sex" with nothing more provided.I agree
that there's no easy answers, but getting a full and comprehensive
education concerning sex, the benefits of abstinence AND about contraception is
a good place to start.
There's abstinence, educating yourself, talking with your doctor and your
parents to know your risks, saying "no" and using protection. As a
family, talk about it.Kathy Rodriguez=========Abstinence?Education?Talking about it?Using Protection?even abortion and and in the event that all else fails...,assisting and helping that young woman raising that child?With the
single exception of the first one to which we agree, Not a single other
one is supported by the do nothing GOP.And we wonder why teen
pregnacies are highest in GOP states?
@one old man:"And this is exactly why we need comprehensive sex
education in our schools."Comprehensive sex education in schools
only increases the change of sexual activity and pregnancy. Kids learn about
sex in detail in class then the next step is to do home work... go out and
experiment to see how it actually works in practice. And don't say, teach
about condom use in school. This is but a green light to engage in sex becasue
of the protection from pregnancy it supposedly offers. Condoms just get in the
way and are eventually ignored in exchange for something else such as the rhythm
method... which is eventual sure failure.The only way to prevent
pregnancy, or at least reduce the occurrence, is to teach that sex before
marriage is sinful conduct and god will punish those who engage. This
isn't taught in school. It's against the law.