King says teen pregnancies contributing to youth violence

King says teen pregnancies contributing to youth violence

Social Activist, Doctor Stephen King, has asserted that teen pregnancies are contributing to youth violence.

He indicated that because  teen parents and do not possess the needed skills to raise their offspring, it contributes to the problem.

Acknowledging that the problem is multi-faceted, King told the Times the situation has  a lot to do with the disconnection of the youth and their poor nurturing.

He said that in order to address the situation, there is need to return to the issue of how young people are nurtured.

“A wanted pregnancy, a well loved person in a pregnancy, good early childhood nurturing so that a child is not brought up in an environment where he or she is exposed  to vulgarity and wickedness but is brought up in an environment  in a healthy environment,” King explained.

He also spoke of the need for a school environment that teaches children how to acquire the right skills and make the right decisions in life.

“The moral and value setting and the ability to use those morals and values in decision making,” King told the Times.

However he noted that the way the education system is currently set up, that is not the objective.

King spoke of the need for community mechanisms for employment and justice.

“We need to know that when there is an altercation in the community, there is justice and conflict resolution that can be applied rapidly and the communities become the policing and take ownership of their environment and resolution of problems,” he asserted.




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  1. 666
    July 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Like I’ve said before, when this man speaks, Lucians must listen. The first five to seven years shapes the child, therefore the environment often predicts the temperament. It takes a village or a whole island to raise a child, so let’s be proactive and stop this cycle at the source.

  2. Ellie
    July 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Well said

  3. Anonymous
    July 27, 2016 at 2:04 am Reply

    I concur

  4. cowpoop2
    July 27, 2016 at 2:06 am Reply

    I agree

  5. cowpoop2
    July 27, 2016 at 2:08 am Reply

    It is time men and women of courage and enlightnment take the issue of violence to its root.

  6. Anonymous
    July 27, 2016 at 6:33 am Reply

    I am finding this this really difficult. While reading the question of the chicken and egg springs to mind.

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