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Hinge_McKringeberry
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Should parents be required to take parenting lessons before having a child

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Started: 3/7/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Donaldo_trumper

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Parents should not be required to go to parenting classes.
A reason would be since it should be the parents choice if they want to learn through experience how to parent their child or if they want to use a much more expensive approach and ask close family members such as aunts and uncles on how they took their approach on raising their child. An additional argument is If the parents are thinking of putting up their child for adoption then the class would be a complete and utter waste of time. Also the parents are allowed by the law to discipline their child in any way that still follows the rules of cruel and unusual punishment.
This proves why parents should not be required to take parenting classes as to follow the freedom that american citizens deserve.
Hinge_McKringeberry

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But single parents could be afraid to confront their family about the child and could want to raise it without their parents/relatives input. And they may think that they know how to be a good parent, but there could be somethings that they just can't know, and could be easier to deal with with the aid of a class. They could also meet other single parents, who might be able to help them and give them advice. One reason that you are against mandatory parenting classes for single parents is that they may just put the child up for adoption or get an abortion. But even so, what if you had another child? Or if you didn't have the money for an abortion? Then you at least have a little bit of help while you bring up your child. And even if the parent wants to learn by experience, then as I said before, they could make friends and have someone to take care of their child if they had to go out of town. This is why single parents should have to attend at least one parenting class.
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