With pregnant and parenting youth getting so many negative messages about themselves from pop culture, the government and the community, we as individuals need to change the conversation.
We have all seen the posters decrying teen pregnancy on the streets and in the subway stations here in New York. The question of how best to reach young people with a prevention message, though, has not been answered clearly.
All parents -- even teen parents -- want to give their children a better life with more opportunity than they had. As a community we should want this for our children as well.