The first step to preventing teen pregnancy is to make sure your child receives comprehensive sexual education, whether it is through school, at home, at church, or all of the above. Most parents assume they have accurate information, but most teens don’t. As adults they need to sit down with their child and ask questions. Make sure they understand their values, and also how to be safe if they choose to become sexually active.
Step two, as parents, have control over your son or daughters lives and limit who they are hanging out with. Limit the unsupervised time they spend with their boyfriend or girlfriend. Most parents claim they are too busy to pay their child attention, but when you find out that your child has a boyfriend or girlfriend take the out and get to know their parents. Communication is key.
Last but not least, step three, let your child know that you love them, but don’t be afraid to set limits to what they in fact do. Keep your communication open, working to understand rather than react. Most parents spend more time fussing at their child then talking to them one on one and figuring out the issue. This is what parents should not do. Doing this will just make the teen want to do it even more. Show them that you care and that you want to help. Do not be the enemy because this will get you nowhere.
Teen females are becoming pregnant and these pregnancies are affecting their lives greatly. This is the most crucial problem that is facing today’s society. We can do better, they can do better, but they need our help. Many may think that we have grater problems than this, but I believe that if parents make sure that their child receives sexual education while growing up then we can reduce teen pregnancy. Parents must also limit who they child hangs around with and most importantly, let them know you love them unconditionally. all these things does not guarantee your teen will remain childless; however, they will stack the odds in your favor. And...