truthi

Garden City, KS

#1 Sep 22, 2008
Open discussion. Start talking.

Somebody said to me the other day that the reason there are so many teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in Southwest Kansas is that young people don't have enough to do here.

For me, I'm getting tired of hearing that. It's a cop-out. The answer is too easy. Whaddaya think?
Jayhawk

Oakvale, WV

#2 Nov 25, 2008
I agree, young people need to get a job and that will keep them out of trouble. If they burned up their energy working instead of other destructive things, the young people might contribut more to society.
johnathan

Dodge City, KS

#3 Nov 25, 2008
yea when i was a senior in high school last year (dodge city high school) we had a blood donation that volenteer students did...they had to throw out half of that blood due to std's not sure if it was AIDS but yea... anyways i was really surprised...and also it is true alot of freinds girls and boys are becoming parents as early as 15 years old! i'll let you know the truth about southwest ks we have nothing to do except get drunk, do drugs, and have sex...well anyways thats a teenagers perspective on the situation from dodge city KS
johnathan

Dodge City, KS

#4 Nov 25, 2008
but hey truthi is there any statistics?? because this is kinda scary....
DC Scat Cat

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2008
There isn't anything to do here if you are a kid. Adults dont either. Just sex, drugs, and if you want to Rock and Roll you have to be 21 and friends with a bunch of cops and cops friends. Ask Vinnie seems to be the happening band in Dodge. Personally I think that singer who is a cop is shady, but that is my opinion. when I was younger in DC we either hung at Woodys, the north Pizza Hut, Boothill, or wherever. If you were a stoner the Park was the happening place. A person can go bowling, but other than that..nothing to do but Drink and do drugs.
Larry Harper

Pahrump, NV

#6 Dec 25, 2008
The way it sounds you don't have any Whopper Virgins in Dodge.
Smart One

United States

#7 Dec 29, 2008
Try studying and bettering your life; then you can go anywhere you want and do anything you like. Learn music. Do art. Get involved in cleaning up D.C.

Forget the SDR&R. It takes you nowhere. You might as well buddy up with one of the loser gangs.
Smart One

United States

#8 Dec 29, 2008
And by "you" I don't mean you bloggers; I mean people in general, myself included.

Your city is about to undergo some positive changes, and increased jobs. Be ready!

Hint: Wind farms.
marcie

Dodge City, KS

#9 Jan 4, 2009
dodge city does have a problem and when peaple thank about it they should be imbarused, about the way the kids are turning out. They should look the problem in the eye instead of tryin to push it out of sight. Thangs can change but you have to want it to and as long as the parents let thier kids do what they want and not talk to them about sex and what can happen then nothang will change. Parents you got to wake up and worry about you kids like you do your job. For one Parent to another.
david

United States

#10 Jan 10, 2009
Give me a break. Children today have more things to do than ever before. Play sports, learn an instrument, play video games, do their homework, or watch one of the 80 channels on TV. Most kids do the right thing most of the time, but many parents simply let them do whatever they want with their time and that is not going to change.
SAD 4 THE KIDS

United States

#11 Sep 1, 2009
they should not be allowed to run around all hours of the night and at such young ages. There are a lot of sick people out there what if they didn't come because of a worse reason then a pregnancy.

Since: Oct 10

United States

#12 Oct 17, 2010
I grew up in southwest kansas and ive had a job since i was 11 i was plenty busy and never got into trouble thanks to my parents the funny thing tho is once i was old enough to make my own decisions i pretty much did all the crazy things then i was just a little older for my first times than when my peers had done them. i do feel that our biggest problem is not the children its the parents i feel parents are becoming more and more relaxed on thier part cause ive noticed it in my own family. I grew up in a strict enviroment making sure my parents knew were i was and what i was doing and home before dark all of the things you would expect from a good child now my little brother on the other hand is much younger than me and i see his girlfriend coming home at all hours of the night and him calling in at the last minute or at like midnight saying hes staying at a friends and thats why hes in alot more trouble than i am or ever was. the problem is i love him and im very blunt about my feelings about were his life is going but in truth its not my problem im not the one that raised him and its not my problem to fix him but when i have children i see the important role a parent can play in a childs upbringing and attitude on life
escapehellnow

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Apr 18, 2016
read the bible and repent and receive the holyghost or you will be cast into the lake of fire and you will weep and moan and cry and beg and moan and you will never ever get out get washed and repent and start a church for young people
Trump

Eagle Pass, TX

#15 Jul 12, 2017
marcie wrote:
dodge city does have a problem and when peaple thank about it they should be imbarused, about the way the kids are turning out. They should look the problem in the eye instead of tryin to push it out of sight. Thangs can change but you have to want it to and as long as the parents let thier kids do what they want and not talk to them about sex and what can happen then nothang will change. Parents you got to wake up and worry about you kids like you do your job. For one Parent to another.
Amen
Assquatch

Denver, CO

#16 Aug 8, 2017
First, they shouldn't be out mounting the animals.

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