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Introduction Of all the many things in this universe there still remains an entity that surpasses the rest in power This entity is the family It has stood the tests of time as the foundation of human life on this planet However there are strongholds forming against the strength of the family One stronghold in particular is teen pregnancy It disrupts the balance of the family by adding stress and many other problems into the household The research in this paper will explore the relationship of teen pregnancy and parental supervision from the household to determine if and how they are related Hypothesis H1 Teens who have babies are more likely to have had them due to a lack of parental supervision H2 What parents allow their teens to watch and listen to at home is directly associated with the high birth rates of the United States H3 Parents who do not educate their children about sex and its dangers are more likely to have teens who give birth before marriage Review of Literature In the United States alone more than one million teens become pregnant each year Half of these teenagers give birth and over three million teens will acquire some sort of sexually transmitted disease These are the kind of statistics that should make one wonder why they are so high One conclusion that many people have arrived at is a lack of parental supervision in the home What is parental supervision after all Well according to my research this term refers to a parents connectedness with their children Pew-Partnershiporg To be connected as this source implies would require the parents to take an active role in the life of their childchildren A large number of studies indicate that parentchild connectedness is associated with reduced teen pregnancy risk teens who are close to their parents are more likely to remain sexually abstinent postpone intercourse have fewer sexual partners
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