Providing Support to Children
In the United States, there is a child support crisis. Part of that crisis involves teen parents who do not finish high school or college, limiting their ability to obtain a good job.
Educational level is a predictor of income, and most teen parents have difficulty finishing high school. Unprepared teen parents often struggle to provide financial and emotional support for their child. It is both parents' responsibility to provide support - physically, emotionally, and financially.
Fewer unplanned pregnancies will allow more young adults to be deliberate, serious and intentional about pregnancy, child rearing, and family formation. When parents plan for children, they can work together to provide emotional and cognitive support, love, and nurturing, all of which are essential in healthy childhood development.