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I am almost 23 years old. I have a 12 year old sister that will soon be entering into her teenaged years. Now we have always been better prepared for health related issues due to our parents both working in hospitals. Her father is an RN as well as our mother. I think Sex Education in schools needs to be updated to deal with the changing media. Or parents need to step up and confront these issues when they are witnessed on the TV by their kids. Don't just shove it under the rug. Ignorance is what is causing younger and younger teen pregnancy. Give the kids all the facts. Don't sugar coat it. Abstinence is something a church teaches, it's not real life. If you want your kids to make smart decisions make sure they have all the facts before it becomes a problem. And I'm not just talking disease. Kids need to know what the consequences will cost them. Monetarily and physically. If they have sex and get pregnant, they need to know what that will do to their life. And their wallets. Not their parents, them. They are the ones that will be affected. Their lives, their bodies, their money. Again if a parent will not step up to bat when sex rears its head in the media, a school has to make up for your shortcomings as a parent. And it seems to me as if more and more parents are leaving the raising of their kids to TV and the education systems. The school is just trying to make up for the changing times. Parents: This isn't the age of Barbara Eden's most famous stomach and absent naval anymore. Your kids are exposed at younger and younger ages. Schools are trying to keep up with the changing times, not well, but they are trying. And parents, maybe you should bring it up to your kids before it becomes an issue. Take time out of your busy day of work, bill paying, making food and watching TV to talk with your kids. It worked with me and my sister. Maybe it will work with your kids. They will be more likely to listen to you than a stupid teacher in school. Make sure you give them all the facts though. Not just how you want them to behave.
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