Every single day, a teenage girl gets pregnant not because they actually intended to, but because some circumstances are hard to avoid. Our entertainment and media world glorifies sex, sex has become one of the biggest marketing components today and not that we put a lot of effort into telling our kids what it is all about.
As a modern Parent, do you ever sit there and think; “Its about time I broke the chain of parental tyranny and just made my kids my friends?” You can still be a parent and do your job of raising your children right and still have them as your friend, the best thing is knowing that when your child is under stress of some kind, they will run to you not Google.
They see these things on TV and see them in some of the books they read at school, but what are you as a parent doing to help them ease through their curiosity of sex? Like it or not, they are curious and they will find out without your help, they will do the obvious, wait for Mom and Dad to sleep then watch that movie that you didn’them to watch. Curiosity helps kids grow, in most kids, the older the more curious… They will ask and if you do not provide the answers, someone else will. Someone like a naughty child who is good at making up stories, a child who is believable enough to the other awestruck kids that in the end he might be the reason why some of them try to put into action what they hear.
Are we doing enough to protect our children? Do we have to protect them or help them ease into the next stage of knowledge? Should we not talk about sex? Should they be under the hood till they reach the experimenting stage? Are we ok with the internet raising our babies? Are you ok with your maturing little teen getting sexualized or any other teenager in society?
There are children in villages/streets/slums who never have a chance to be helped to grow. They are adults decades before they are supposed to be one. Most of them it is the situations they are in that push them to where they are. They are left to raise themselves because their parents have to struggle by the day to put food on the table. It always breaks my heart when a child is on the roadside at 8pm selling maize or bananas when the parent is at home not concerned that this baby is in danger.
More little girls are sold to the highest bidder because parents need money for a boy to continue school. She is too young to be a wife, but we let her be a wife anyway. She is too young to be a mother, but she is pregnant anyways. Who are you to question the way a person raises their children? Who are you to assume that their son should stay home when they have a girl whose child bearing hips are starting to show? Who are you to question what has been done for centuries? Our great grands got married at tender ages, who are you to break the cycle?