Here’s a few stats I thought were interesting on teen mothers and their children. This is more reason for adolescents to remain chaste until marriage. There’s no shame in remaining a virgin till you’re old enough to be responsible for a child and nurture it correctly. There’s a lot of truth in God’s Word, and there are reasons we are told to be chaste until marriage. There are consequences to irresponsible and ungodly behaviors.
- The sons of young teen mothers are nearly three times more likely to be incarcerated than those born to adult mothers.
- Children of adolescent mothers are more likely to drop out of high school when compared to the children of mothers age 20-21.
- Only 77% of children born to adolescent mothers complete high school by early adulthood compared to 89% of the comparison group.
- A study of children ages 4 to 14 showed that those born to the youngest teen mothers performed more poorly on tests of cognitive ability, were more likely to be retained a grade, and were less likely to be perceived by their teachers as performing favorably by the time they reached high school.