It seems the more education given to adolescents regarding birth control, the more the birth rate rises. The need to procreate is unjustified given the social and economic circumstances of which everyone is included. When it comes to overall education for our youth, especially during puberty, it is necessary and practical to separate the genders. Socializing should be at the discretion of the schools and the parents. Reserved for dances, sporting and academic events, and family gatherings.
In an age of everlasting youth, with the elder and newborn gap increasingly narrow, pregnancies are big risks. Without money, no guarantee of jobs available or created yet, and state assisted funds affecting middle to upper class families. Teens and young adults are having children who they will be unable to support, leaving the states to take action, and leaving millions of orphans to face uncertain futures.
Teenagers are highly self-absorbed, which is normal during that stage of development. They need to channel that self-absorption into their academic principles. Academic preparation, which inevitably leads the student into each particular vocation. Not many list “raising babies” among them. If simple and natural things as feeding, changing diapers, clothing, housing, and losing sleep cramps the social lifestyle of teens, than there will be high chances of neglect and abuse on the teen parent’s behalf, because they didn’t want this to begin with. If teens continue to act recklessly and there is no parental guidance, than responsible chaperones are required and just at the school dances.
The reality is a vast majority of teenagers, in the United States, are actively having sex. Most teens have both parents working. If they do so outside the home, teens entertain themselves by throwing sex parties (orgies), because they don’t have anything to do with their extracurricular lives! That’s outrageous! At risk of unwanted pregnancies and diseases are unsettling norms. Are there any parents who are willing to step up and take the reins? What are the fears of open, candid discussions with your children about sex, intimate relationships, body image, respect, honor, dignity, and courtesy towards each, other and the same being given in return?
Thank goodness for cable, TiVo, and YouTube! They teach everything a child needs to learn, whether they want it or not. Of course the downside to all these things: immaturity, culture, lack of ethical and moral understanding of human sexuality, theological similarities and differences (those fanatics, of some of these groups, are in absolute denial of the fact they do, on occasion, make whoopee).