Sex Education, Is it the Answer to Preventing Premarital Sex in Teens?

Teens can get quite curious and even rebellious at times. And when this happens, it can be pretty hard reigning them in and teaching them things, which can lead to so many problems. And one rampant problem that we see with teens today is the issue of premarital sex that leads to a significant number of teen pregnancies and single teenage moms. But what can we do to decrease such cases? Is sex education the answer to it?

Let us hear what people have to say on how to discourage premarital sex in teens using sex education.

Can Sex Education Reduce the Cases of Premarital Sex?

 

With the way teenagers are, being quite curious, stubborn and secretive, it can be hard to educate them about the important things in life, especially the things concerning their futures. But patience and open communication can be the keys to educating them well.

Unfortunately, even with the right education, at home and at school, teens still get in trouble. And it can be devastating when parents find out their kids are engaging in premarital sex and come home pregnant. Teens and premarital sex is a combination you don’t want them to be a part of. This is the harsh reality of the world today.

So, how can it be stopped? Can sex education solve the problem?

 

Here are some people’s thoughts about it.

  • Knowledge about sex and its consequences can be the power that teens need in order to veer away from it. It may not completely stop them from doing the deed but knowing about unwanted pregnancies and STDs will make them hesitate. So, yes. Sex education can help stop premarital sex.
  • Sex education can indeed help reduce the cases of premarital sex. The knowledge that engaging in a sexual act with a minor is illegal and will get you in trouble with the law is a great factor that will prevent them from doing it.
  • While sex education is great for teaching kids about the consequences of premarital sex, what is more, important is teaching kids to reduce the desires of their flesh. It is in their teenage years that lust can be quite powerful. So, putting a leash on it can be the answer to preventing premarital sex.

Sex education is indeed quite helpful in preventing premarital sex and the negative consequences it brings. But we should keep in mind it is not the only answer to the problem. Education at home and constant communication can strengthen the teachings at school and make a significant impact in reducing the cases of premarital sex.

And this is not the only problem you will face with your teen. Get ahead and read the articles at Swe Climb and brush up on your parenting skills!

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Why My Kids Do Schoolwork Over Summer Break

My kids think that I’m the meanest parent alive because I make them spend an hour or two doing schoolwork most days during the summer break. And I’m ok with that. Some parents also think that it’s ridiculous that I make my kids work on schoolwork and read actual books. I think it’s really important that kids keep learning and keep their momentum going.

Summer break is usually 8-12 weeks and that’s a long time for kids. It’s easy for them to lose all the good study habits and the work ethic that we enforce during the school year. And when kids don’t have structured time to learn, it takes them weeks to get back into a good routine when they go back to school. We can still go on family road trips together and have fun. 

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Our Kids Still Go Camping

Still Enjoying Summer

That doesn’t mean that they don’t get to play and be kids. They go camping for several weeks during the summer and we try to get in at least one family vacation even if it’s just a day trip locally. They do get time to do nothing and to play outside or go to the pool. But I don’t want my kids playing video games or on the computer for hours and hours each day.

So I’ll happily accept the title of Meanest Parent Ever for telling my kids they need to spend a couple of hours doing homework. After they can go outside and play with their friends or ride their bikes to tennis camp or volleyball camp. I want my kids to grow up valuing education and learning how to work hard. I use my cell phone spy on them to keep them safe.  

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Kids Playing Outside

Online Schoolwork

If you want your kids to keep learning over the summer you can find fantastic resources for lessons at online homeschool sites like Khan Academy. There are lesson plans, study materials, and advice on how to get your kids in a productive study routine. Everything you need to keep your kids learning all summer is there.

And you can easily connect with homeschool families who keep their kids learning all year long too and get some great advice. There are plenty of resources online for parents that want to help their kids keep learning throughout the summer to get them ready for the new school year. Check out my last post the Avengers Infinity War