Parental guidance and teenage pregnancy in the Buea municipality
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This work is based on parental guidance and teenage pregnancies. In regards to the findings, it was realized that most (55%) of parental guidance is the cause of teenage pregnancies especially when parents don’t do their responsibilities by putting teenager on the right track.
Also, a good number (47%) of respondents affirm the fact that advising teens not to engage in premarital sex is one of the styles of parental guidance, followed by 33% who supported that restricting teens from bad friends is a good way of parental guidance.
It was also depicted that most (38%) of respondents strongly agree to the fact that poor parental guidance influence teenage pregnancies as they engage in an unhealthy relationship, followed by 27% who agree to it. There was also the affirmation that 25% of teenagers get involved in sex and eventually get pregnant due to lack of a proper parental guide, followed by 20% who strongly agree to this fact.
The majority (33%) of respondents equally agreed that teenagers are more likely to have sex when parents fail to guide them at home followed by 27% who strongly agreed to it.
Looking at the measures to limit teenage pregnancies in the Buea Municipality, it was realized that: the majority (43%) of teenagers could be restricted from unhealthy friends as a means of coping with teenage pregnancies, followed by 30% who indicated that strict parental guidance rule is implemented.
Also, most (40%) of respondents strongly agreed to the fact that bringing up teenagers by parents in the way of Christ will help prevent teenage pregnancies, followed by 34% who agree to it.
Teenage pregnancy has become a growing concern and therefore various causes of teenage pregnancy had become identified. Teenage pregnancy refers to pregnancy that occurs in young girls, in the age range of 13years to 19years old. According to Jackie  low self-esteem is among the causes of teenage pregnancies. Children who are not shown love and affection from their parents will seek it out with their peer group. Many adolescent reports shows that other teens have pressure from their peers to have sex before they are married. The transition from childhood to adolescent may cause unstable emotions to some teenagers, and this may cause complex psychological breakdown can result in immature and irresponsible behavior which in turn may be another cause of teenage pregnancy. According to Count  adolescent or teenagers mark the onset of sexual maturity. It is a period of time for them to show interest to the opposite sex and curiosity about much topics of sex.
In addition to, parental guidance has a very important role to play in the act y67of teenage pregnancy. Parental guidance is the act of parents guiding their child by explaining the reasons, pros and cons of their action and decisions. No enforcement is involved. This because parents are powerful and can use this in directing their children. Like the different parenting styles, through those styles we all can see that the ways in which parents control their children will show their relationship which leads to teenage pregnancy. Like for an example; the laser-faire parenting style also shows that parents who are seen to act in this way and do not care about what or their children do or go, and thus would make the teens engage in acts which not sexually fit for them. In other words ,some parents feel that giving their teenagers sex education at an early age is not proper, thereby living the children at the mercy of other teenagers to advice them. Parents who live the teaching of sex education and morals to the teachers in the teenagers school which is not a good idea.
Also, another parenting style called the authoritarian laser-faire parenting style ,is the best one of all because the parent guide the children and educate them on various steps in life and most importantly about the sexual life. This style helps the parent and he child to be open with each other thereby leading to the parent- child connectedness. Which can be defined as the degree of closeness or warmth experienced in the relationship that children have with their parents. Research has shown that , how children perceive the connection with their parents seems to be more important than how parents reports or perceives the level of connection.
The concept of parent –child connectedness, takes a traditional parent child communication strategies a step further. Although parent-child communication is certainly a part of connection ,it is not only the factor that support closeness in a relationship. In fact, in the recently released report titled <MOTHERS> influence on teen sex : Connections that promote postponing sexual intercourse,[Blum 2002],the author states, <Simply encouraging parents to talk more to their teens about the risk of early sex without being more involved in their lives is unlikely to have much impact.
Much research has been done ,factors that predispose girls to falling pregnant in their adolescent years [Furstenberg Brooks-Gunn and Morgan,1987; Dryfoos,1990]. Researchers have found a number of persona, family and social factors, which are often associated with teenage pregnancy [Dryfoos , 1990]. The high incidence of teenage pregnancy has become a major societal and educational concern, as it seems to perpetuate poverty and low levels of education.
Consequently ,my main aim on this research is to find out if or not parental guidance is also responsible for teenage pregnancy, and also how important or relevant is parental guidance towards teenage pregnancy.
- To find out if parental guidance is important in the life of an
- To show also how parental guidance can help avoid teenage pregnancy.
- To see the relationship between parental guidance towards teenage
- To also show how parental guidance can help prevent teenage pregnancy.
- Is parental guidance the cause of many teenage pregnancies today?
- How does the different parenting style influence parental guidance?
- Is parental guidance solely because of parental guidance?
- Is parental guidance important in a teenager’s life?