Parents, it’s time to parent. Too many of you just aren’t doing your job. Or this wouldn’t be true:
“The media represents arguably the leading sex educator in America today,” said Dr. Victor Strasburger, the lead author of the paper. “We do such a poor job of educating kids about sex in sex education classes in school, and parents are notoriously shy about talking to kids about sex. The media picks up the slack.” Seventy percent of teen shows contain sexual content, Strasburger added, “and less than 10 percent of that content involves what anyone would classify as being responsible content. There’s no mention of contracting an STD [sexually transmitted disease] or the need to wait to have sex until later.” The United States leads the western world in teen pregnancy rates and American teens have an alarmingly high rate of STDs — one in four children.
What’s the principle cause of teen pregnancy and STD’s? Parents who aren’t involved, who aren’t teaching their children morals, and who are allowing them to do as they please when they please. Parents are letting their children down. And children are paying the price.
[Yes, I know, some parents are doing their job and kids still choose poorly- because they want to. That doesn’t excuse parents from parenting however].