You can’t keep your teen from having sex if they really, really want to, short of keeping them locked in a room and/ or under surveillance (I’m not suggesting this.) So what does influence this decision?
Why do teens decide to go ahead and become sexually active, or wait?
It favors the children of the wealthy and educated not by educating their children, but by ensuring they tick boxes, achieve grades and are taught competition.On a particularly bad morning, I’d have to do both.Looking back, constantly leaving my homework until the last minute was no more than a matter of course.There will always be parents who’ll ask for more homework to be assigned and who’ll rally against attempts to curtail the already almost impossible workload, confident in the belief that stunts to their children’s development, their short-term suffering, will be compensated by their future prosperity. Without wanting to be completely utilitarian, it’s our duty as educators, parents and general enforcers of homework to question the merit of what we’re asking our children to do.Homework encourages competition, and parents will pay to get the edge with private tutors. Homework is about memorization not education, and there is a case to be made that if you were able to do the homework it never needed to be done, whereas if you weren’t able to do it, you haven’t learnt anything so the whole exercise was pointless.Whether it plagued our evenings or weekends – or, for those unfortunate enough to be homeschooled, every waking hour, – for each of us homework evokes an individualized and vivid set of memories.Mine tend to consist of horrendously early mornings spent either trying to disentangle apparently impossible mathematical equations, or frantically scribbling a series of unsubstantiated (though passably well-articulated) ideas and interpretations for a humanities assignment.While the dynamic has changed, however, my view has not. Instead of contributing to learning, it only threatens to blacken the association young people have with education. The sheer fact that the Internet is abound with websites trying to resolve homework-related conflicts and advising parents on how to get their children to do sit down and do it clearly highlights its inherent dislike by children.Parents are, however, in a difficult situation when it comes to appeasing the school and enforcing its completion.A study came out today, stating that the HPV vaccine does not encourage promiscuous behavior among female teens. Well, the study examined whether girls who received the shot at the recommended age, around 11-12, sought advice for birth control, STD or pregnancy tests, or became pregnant within the next 3 years.There was no significant difference between girls who did and did not get the shot.