Children from single parent families are less likely to graduate from high school.I'm fifty-two years old. Back in my day we didn't talk alot about sex, at least not with adults. But my Mom told me the most important things I needed to know. Mom told me that there was a direct correlation between having sex and having babies. That particular lesson was reinforced when three girls in my class indeed had babies and another had an abortion. My Mom told me that she and my father worked hard to ensure that I would have a good life and that I owed it to my future children to be prepared before I became pregnant to be able to give them a good life. My Mom didn't discuss technique, she talked consequences.
Children from single parent families are more likely to become pregnant during their teen years.
Children from a single-parent household account for 72% of teenage murderers, 60% percent of people who commit rape crimes and are eleven times more likely to exhibit violent behavior.
Approximately seventy percent of single-parent mothers live in poverty, earning less than $13,000 annually.
These days sexual activity between teens is simultaneously glamorized and trivialized. Our children need to know the facts about teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and the negative consequences of engaging in sex prior to emotional maturity.