Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sue Scheff: Teen Maternity Clothes - Does it Send the Wrong Message?

The controversy has started.  Forever 21, a trendy clothing store for teens has just added a new department.  Introducing Love 21 Maternity clothing line.  Is this promoting or influencing teen pregnancy?

There isn't any doubt, when you are pregnant, you do need clothing that are comfortable and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be in style at the same time.  However the debate over a teen maternity clothing line is interesting.

Parenting teens today is challenging.  Not only are parents worried about teens getting pregnant, the fear of STD's is very serious.

With the latest clothing trend keeping up with today's teenagers, and reality shows such as Teen Moms, what is this saying to our teen culture?  Is it a green light and acceptable?

When you speak with many teen moms, such as on 16 and Pregnant, you will find the majority, although they love their child, would not recommend getting pregnant as a teenager.

With this, let's hope the latest new teen trendy maternity line of clothing isn't a big seller.  This is being said as being proactive in using contraceptives.  The clothing line is very nice, but let's be real, babies having babies is not easy and we don't want it to be  a trend.

In Florida, Teen Time can help you and your teen learn more about STD's and contraceptives.

Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier teens.

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