How can we help with teen pregnancy prevention? As I said talk with your children, they are ready and most of them eager to hear what you have to say. Teenagers who have strong emotional attachments to their parents are much less likely to have sex at such a young age.
Be a strong family, but do not push, if you push your child to talk and to be closer to you, they will rebel, and rebelling always leads to sex, and that leads to teen pregnancy. If you tell them “not” to do it. They always do. Suggest them not to. Tell your children what they would have to give up if they became parents at such an early age.
Teens that have been raised by both parents from birth are less likely to have sex so early. Whether your child is having sex or not if she asks you to take her to get some birth control pills it’s a good idea to take her. I don’t know about other parents but I would rather get my kids birth control pills and contraceptives then to be taking them every week to get formula and diapers. If you feel like your child may already be having sex, do not pressure them to talk, eventually they will talk on their own. They will let you know when they are ready. You never want to loose their trust by forcing them to do something or talk about something they are not ready to do. Them being able to trust you will also help teen pregnancy prevention. Some teens have sex because they want to hurt their their parent because they want to rebel against their parents strictness. Teen pregnancy happens more and more because of this. We have to come to agreement with our selves and our spouses that sometimes being over stict to prevent teen pregnancy and drug abuse is what puts our children right where we were trying to prevent them from going. Helping to prevent teen pregnancy starts with the parents themselves.