There was a disturbing story in the paper this morning. A young man (still in his teens) having made too many babies hired a hit man to kill his yet unborn child being carried by yet another young woman. The child died & 2 young men are heading off to jail. Having said that, how do we as parents teach our young women that sex isn't a game. Having babies isn't the answer to all their problems? Having sex will not necessarily guarantee a life long love or relationship? What hits home with our difficult children that if you have sex you'd darned well be ready to be a parent? In the same right, how will young men learn to keep their pants zipped? How do you teach them that young women deserve respect & in turn, they need to respect themselves? That hopping from one young lady to another, making babies doesn't prove your manhood? What am I missing here? I'm fighting hx with my tweedles. A hx of sexual abuse - a cycle of looking for love in all the wrong places. Sex seems to be an acceptable behavior in young teens. Teen parents somehow see romance in having & keeping their babies - even though they are in no way ready to parent. Again, what am I missing?