I believe in teaching abstinence to teens.  How about you?

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I believe in teaching abstinence to teens. How about you?

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You can teach them that all you want, but it rarely works.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

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I don't. Teaching abstinence doesn't reduce STDs or teen pregnancy.

Parents can opt their kids out of sеx-ed and teach what they want, but for the kids who do learn it in school, they should be able to learn the information about safe sеx and everything; keeping them in the dark doesn't help. It just ensures that when some of them DO have sеx (because they will), they won't be informed.

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Thibault Thibault

You can teach them that all you want, but it rarely works.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

The more you try to stop kids doing what they want, the more they will do it...so it's best to talk to them and explain all the dangers and hope they listen to you...

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JD JD

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Budwick Budwick

It's not realistic. Best you can teach them is to be prepared.

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dru18 dru18

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I know many teens and young adults who are abstinent based on religious reasons. If parents teach their children about abstinent and explain the importance of waiting before the corrupted society gets to them, it is possible. You just have to be dedicated.

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cali93 cali93

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And marrying young and having children before they are in their early twenties.

If it works I am all for it.

I'm just not sure it does.

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dru18 dru18

Don't forget math!!!

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Quatzolect

Yes, I do too. My future children will most likely be homeschooled or attend private school. By the time I have children there's no telling what public schools will be teaching then. My parents never taught me about abstinence or courting. Matter of fact they didn't teach any of us about **** or the teachings of the Bible. So it wasn't till I was almost 21 until I began exploring Christianity more. Now I am a firm believer in waiting and I will teach my kids about staying pure for Christ. It's better to teach your kids before the world does. I know it's hard for people to believe that there are children who will wait til marriage if you're really dedicated to teaching them. If you're not, then they won't wait.

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cali93 cali93

Then you must also believe in miracles. There's nothing wrong with teaching abstinence, but teens are going to want to explore and when those hormones kick in, they would be better off having been taught how to prevent pregnancies and avoid STDs and worse.

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Linnster Linnster

I believe in teaching it as an option, yes. But i am also realistic. Teaching it as the only option rarely works. We are better off teaching them how to be prepared. Teaching it as the only option won't reduce stds and teen pregnancy. I am 21 and when I was a teenager, I did what I wanted regardless of what others expected me to do.

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DakotaErdmann DakotaErdmann

Teaching safe **** will be a skill that will see them through their entire life. Teaching abstinence will most likely fail then they'll posdibly end up pregnant or with an STI or both.

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OzSurfer OzSurfer

I believe in teaching them to use proper protection so they dont end up doing stupid things. The virgins of the world are the most ****, remember that. Abstinence backfires heavily.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

yes, because **** is powerful and they are too immature

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graceriversschmidt

Not at all. It doesn't work. They need real life, applicable education. They don't need puritanical garbage. Ignorance is not bliss when STDs and unplanned pregnancies are involved.

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Trish Trish

Just say no?? That's your solution?
Why?
Because it's worked so well in the past?

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urwutuis urwutuis

it worked for me

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shinrin shinrin

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