Teen Troubles: Pregnancy
One out of every three girls has had sex by age 16, two out of three by age 18, and two out of three boys have had sex by age 18. Finding out your teen is pregnant and preparing for the responsibilities that follow means a lot of changes for both you and your teen. Not only will you be caring for your teenager, who is still a child herself, but you will also be caring for an infant. If you think your teenaged daughter is pregnant or experimenting with sex, drugs, or other dangerous behaviors call Parent Help today 1-866-826-8990 or request more information online about how we can help. We work with several schools and programs throughout the country that specialize in helping troubled teenagers get the help they need.
Your Teenager is Not Ready to be a ParentThe United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world. Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school, (only one-third receive a high school diploma) and more likely to end up on welfare (nearly 80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare). Your teenager is not ready to be a parent. If your son or daughter is sexually active call Parent Help 1-866-826-8990 or contact us online today. We will give you the information you need to send your teenager to a school or program that will give her the attention she needs to change her behavior and realize the consequences of her actions.
The articles in this section discuss teen pregnancy and what you as a parent can do to support and help your teen.