Reasons why parents push their children into prostitution

 Reasons why parents push their children into prostitution

As demeaning as this topic sound, it actually happens in society today. There are so many parents that push the children into this act as a means of survival.

Parents have a stronghold over their children’s lives and most times they misuse it. It is just like some political officials that turn their leadership into a dictatorship rule.

Some parents act as dictators to their children. The children have no say about what goes on in their life. They just do everything their parents ask of them.

Most parents act as dictators in their homes their children do everything, they asked them to do without any complaint.

In a situation where the child has no say over their life choices, they end up doing everything the parents instruct them to do. It could involve sending them off into prostitution. The children will readily comply as it is the responsibility of a good family member.

There are so many children who are subjects to this kind of family upbringing.

From childhood, they are brought up to understand that they must obey everything their parents say. Their parent’s decision is the ultimate and they have little to no influence in whatever decisions taking over the life.

It is really disheartening to know that parents will subject their children to this form of wickedness just to survive. I see no reason why a parent should ship off their child or children to engage in prostitution.

When they are caught (the parents), they make up a lot of excuses to justify their actions. This kind of action to one’s child is inexcusable.

As parents, we are supposed to love, protect and care for children and not put them into some dirty business just to survive it is totally not acceptable.

Children are fragile and docile; they barely know anything about life or about their bodies. However, because you broke or poor, you think it is okay to ship your children into prostitution.

When you ship off your children into prostitution you subject them to different infections and dangers.

The question so many people are asking is; why do parents actually ship the children prostitution? or why do they support their children that get involved in prostitution?

In this article, we will be discussing the reasons while parents engage in this act.

Reasons why parents push their children into prostitution
Reasons why parents push their children into prostitution

8 reasons parents push their kids into prostitution

There are so many reasons parents push their kids into prostitution. However, for the purpose of this article, we will only discuss 8 reasons.

  1. Poverty

Poverty is the major cause of so many social ills in society today. It is found among the causes of increased crime rate, abuse or domestic violence, and other ills the society is faced with.

So many poverty eradication schemes have been created but it is almost impossible to completely eradicate poverty from society. Hence the society is filled with so many poor people who are getting poorer and of course the rich who keep getting richer.

Due to poverty, most parents have sent their children into prostitution either directly or indirectly.

Parents no longer seek to care for or protect their children, instead, they seek means of survival. Prostitution pays quite a good sum of money therefore they send off their children into this act in order to make end means.

It might not be directly for example a mother may not tell her daughter to go into prostitution to bring money for the home. But the child might notice the unpleasant situation in the family and decide to look for something that can bring money into the family.

Children dive into prostitution because it is quite lucrative and requires little to no skill. All you need to do is have the right connection or meet someone that is already in the business and you can start making money immediately after you get the job.

Why some parents may not directly send their children to poverty other parents actually do it. They blame their children for their misfortunes, constantly abuse and rain insult on them and remind them that they are the cause of their problems.

These children tend to run away from home in order to search for a means to make money. And since prostitution offers good pay, it is one of the most available options that they choose.

If money was available or if the parents were averagely okay financially and able to provide the basic needs for the children. There would have been no need for prostitution due to the inability to provide for the family (poverty).

  1. Ignorance

As crazy as it sounds most parents don’t even understand the rate at which children suffer to make money from prostitution. Some parents think it’s basically just sleeping with someone and get paid but it is so much more than that

If parents are educated about most of the risks associated with prostitution, I believe that the rate at which they push their children into this act will be minimized.

It is not all about sleeping with someone for money now. Prostitution has gone beyond that there is child pornography, BDSM, and other unpleasant sexual activities that can totally ruin your child’s life.

Children are exposed to the risk of certain diseases and activities that they would have never imagined in their life. Now is not the time to hide this critical conversation. It should be discussed as it can save someone’s life

In sensitization campaigns parents especially those in rural areas who have no access to the internet should be made to understand that children do much more than sleeping people. There are other unpleasant acts that children are forced to engage in period.

Sadists and pedophiles are out there in the world seeking for children to do their bidding. Don’t let your child fall victim to these psychopaths. We ought to protect our children. This is our fundamental responsibility as parents.

  1. Hatred

The question you’re asking right now is can a parent actually give birth to a child and hate them? and the answer to this question is yes.  Most children were unexpected or a single parent has them in a very rough time and this can lead to hatred from the parent to the child.

When you hate something, you do not care about its feelings. Parents that hate their children would gladly hand over their children to pimps for mere money.

Also, this hatred can arise from a step-parent who sells a child to prostitution or pushed the child into this act out of mere hatred for the child since he or she is not theirs.

Hatred can make people do bad things to their fellow humans. How much more a young docile child that barely knows what it means to earn a living.

  1. Form of punishment

We live in a world where people no longer care about their neighbors how much more children barely have the power to defend themselves.

For instance, a child engages in an act that was degrading to the parents or the family name.

Most parents resort to extreme punishment like prostitution and this is totally not acceptable.

If your child hurts you or brought disgrace to your name or reputation try to handle the matter as a family and not sell them off to prostitution just to cover your family’s name this is an act of wickedness.

It is important that we remember that we all make mistakes. Inasmuch as we are human, mistakes are inevitable.

Children or teenagers are also prone to making mistakes. They are experiencing life in different forms hence they make certain decisions that are wrong.

And as parents, it is our duty to guide them through it and not ship them off to prostitution as a form of punishment

  1. Lack of morals

It is possible that a single mum that grew up as a prostitute may push her children into the same path.

To a commercial worker, It is morally right as long as it provides the basic necessities of life( food, water, shelter).

A morally upright parent will know that prostitution is not a business that he or she will want their child to partake in.

However, someone without the right morals or upbringing sees nothing wrong with this, hence they pushed their children into this path.

The fact that you are a commercial worker doesn’t mean that your child has to be the same.

Raise your kids to be dream achievers, invest your money and time to ensure that they achieve their dreams. Serve as your kid’s motivation and don’t ever let them settle for less. Teach them the rewards of resilience.

Something that will boost their self-esteem, self-confidence, and reputation and not crush their life dreams or goals.

  1. Neglect

So many parents are so concerned about their career, money, and other things that the upbringing of their children is of little concern to them.

They leave the training of their children into the hands of nannies who are only working to earn money to make a living

Children with this kind of upbringing resort to prostitution not for the money but to feel loved cared and wanted.

Parents indirectly push their children into prostitution cause they were never around to provide them with the love, care, and support they needed.

  1. Inability to perform parental responsibilities

In some families, the parents act like the children and expect the children to take over the role of the parents.

I know this sounds funny but some people actually do this. It is quite common among women whose husbands are always away. They act like the babies of the house and expect their children to provide and take care of them.

This could possibly be a mental disorder. Most time the children from this family tend to search for love and parental care from somewhere else and mostly they find solace in prostitution.

They search for a father or mother figure that can show them the love their parents didn’t show them.

Someone that can take care of their needs like a parent. This is major way parents push their children into prostitution.

  1. Comparison

In recent times most parents don’t actually stick to their own laid down rules. Parents constantly tell their kids to stay contented with what they have but they don’t obey the rules they set.

They go “on and on” comparing their children academically, financially, and socially with another child.

While this is more common among female children it is also a rising cause of prostitution among males.

Constant nagging from parents about the wealth of someone else and not that of their child has pushed so many children into different illegal activities.

The children do this to make their parents happy and proud of them.


The lucrativeness of prostitution has lured so many people into the business. It is our duty as parents to look after our children. We ought to care for them and protect them not ship them into prostitution.

Parents play a vital role in the future of their children. It is important that as parents we do our possible best to ensure that our children’s future is secured.

Do not push your children into prostitution, there are so many risks but the only benefit is money. Say no to prostitution, support your children’s dreams and ensure that you do your best to make them role models in society.

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