I don't think it's lack of parenting, I think it's the kids themselves. I too am a teenager but I don't do all this "cool" stuff that most teenagers do nowadays. My parents never taught me about sex or drugs or anything like that. I taught myself at a young age that what they do is just stupid. A girl in my 2nd period already had a baby, and she's a freshman.
People have been saying this for awhile now and yes it is true in some cases but when you look outside do you see every girl from 13-17 being pregnant? No. I do think the girls who have been having sex before getting married is a very bad thing but not every teenage girl is getting pregnant.
As this country has been assaulted by a great rise in liberal secularism, we have also suffered a horrible change in the morality of our people.
When I was a girl, our society had taboos that helped to govern people's behavior. Divorce, childbirth out of wedlock, and bankruptcy were things that bore with them a strong social stigma that could and did cause the people who committed these things to be shunned by their peers.
Since the 1960's, liberal lies have crept into every aspect of American life. Liberals have waged open warfare on our churches, our schools, and our morality. "Do you own thing!" was the cry of the '60's, and many people did. Generation by generation, it got worse. Liberals made a full frontal assault on our morality and upon our God.
Parents grew more and more uncertain about what they should teach their kids, until they finally stopped RAISING their kids, and started allowing the kid just grow up in the same house with them. Babies out of wedlock (who were not long ago called "bastards" and "illegitimate"), and single mothers became the norm, and now we have the huge mess of a society you see today.
They are doing things that shouldn't be doing. I have seen several very young girls on this site asking how to make out, when should they "do it"?? If they really want to be grown up at such an early age they could start be educating themselves, having some sort of morals and just maturing in general. Having sex is meant for adults, who are married but I won't even go there. Kids have few boundaries and are to easily influenced. Lack of parenting in some cases and lack of caring in others. They realize the downside of the fun when they are pregnant and have a baby, that it's not what it's cracked up to be. When they can no longer hang out with their friends because they have a baby to take care of they have to grow up too fast. They miss out on so much but by the time they have learned this lesson, oftentimes, it's too late. It breaks my heart to see so many teens pregnant and altering their life to such extremes at such an early age. Chances are that the baby's father will not be in the picture for long. Think about it guys, having to pay child support for the next 18 years.
Parents are always busy and never actually sit down and talk about s#x to there children. Or if they do talk to them, the children don't listen and they listen to tv shows that say that it's cool to have s#x and they get pregnant
This is usually caused by a teen girl thinking or being told that that is the only way she will be taken care of. And with all the changes in welfare. It only makes it easier for them to get it. This is also why there are a lot more single parent homes which aren't bad. But in my opinion teen pregnancies are a lack of parenting in my opinIon. It usually isn't about the sex or the lack of knowing about condoms. With all the commercials about condoms they know about them.
they have the desire to grow up and start having sex but arent aware of what to do to not get pregnant because their parents will kill them if they ask for the pill and they are to young and embarrassed to buy condoms