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Should there be a test or course that a person must pass before they can become a parent?

  • Yes and no.

    Checks on criminal records and psychological exams for things such as (Dementia, schizophrenia, etc..) Or anything that can lead to the parent being harmful to the child should be required. But nothing based on personality, intelligence or anything regarding personal behavior, which would be completely biased on unfair to those who are part of the minority in society.

  • Why isn't this a thing?

    One, less child abuse
    Two, Less abortions
    Three, less stupid children in every generation that passes by.
    Four, more obedient children.
    And why are you saying no? Are you retarted or some shit?
    Well it's an opinion, but it still should be a thing.
    Anyways, I do agree there should be a test.

  • Of course, because then we'll have less idiots creating more idiots.

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  • Parents should and shouldn't have test before they have kids.

    Parents should have tests before they have kids, because it will show them how responsible and caring they are. It will also show them how much control they have over their minds. But on the other side, parents should not take a test whether to have kids or not, because they can mature over time. They will learn the responsibility how to take care of a child that is so precious. People who don't care for their child's' at all, are up to no good, and they don't know what they are doing. This is all I have to say.

  • Of course there should be a test

    There are too many idiots in the world because they were raised by idiots. Testing people who want to have children will help ensure that they raise good quality human beings, while the unfit ones die off. The future generations will only get better and better if only the physically and mentally elite humans are allowed to raise children.

  • Yes! Yes! Yes!

    There are some parents who don`t even know the difference between
    healthy and not healthy foods, they have no clue on cleanliness and as for routine....WHATS THAT?
    I have seen it myself on numerous occasions, and yes i have been a single parent on benefits but my child never went without a proper meal, even if that meant i had to go without other things

  • It's A MUST for this overpopulated world.

    Many children who are badly treated and raised by people who aren't ready to have them, or shouldn't have had them, turn out to cause societies and the world much bigger problems. We are so overpopulated now we need to ensure that we aren't wasting resources and time on 'fixing' these humans hoping that they may turn out ok. Let's just not create them in the first place if the chance of them getting abused and mistreated are high, which can be evaluated using various types of psychological and 'readability' tests. Courses will also give those who 'think' they can be parents a chance to really THINK about it before they make one of the biggest life decisions. So many people just do things because 'everyone else is doing it' without really digging down inside themselves whether it is really for them.

    In this age and time and the way the world is moving, we all need to live intentionally, not just 'oops, oh well...' mentality anymore.

  • Children will be able to grow up in a stable environment

    Currently you have child abuse, children being raised in poverty ... If parents would have to pass a test first this would be far less common and the overpopulation would indirectly be decreased this way.

    And about the abortion argument: this is why anticonception exists. It (should) prevent you from having an unwanted child in the first place. And if someone happens to get pregnant despite birth control, the test still applies to see if the parents are eligible for raising a child,

  • Children will be able to grow up in a stable environment

    Currently you have child abuse, children being raised in poverty ... If parents would have to pass a test first this would be far less common and the overpopulation would indirectly be decreased this way.

    And about the abortion argument: this is why anticonception exists. It (should) prevent you from having an unwanted child in the first place. And if someone happens to get pregnant despite birth control, the test still applies to see if the parents are eligible for raising a child,

  • Pro parenting test

    In my opinion, since tests are required for advanced degrees, jobs, fishing licenses, etc., there should also be tests for parents, with penalties. If someone fails the test but chooses to reproduce anyway, there should be a fiscal penalty on their taxes. The best way to reduce unplanned/unintended pregnancies is by removing the financial incentive to breed with abandon.

  • Anyone with so much as a fourth of a brain can see why this would be wrong.

    What about those who become pregnant and fail the test? Will they be forced to have abortions? The idiot over there who wrote an entire wall of text and still didn't manage to make a point appears to have forgotten that we already have programs to help abused or neglected children; they just aren't funded or managed effectively.

    In addition, a test like that could well be turned into a form of eugenics, with criteria that would discriminate against the disabled or other societal minorities.

    Finally, you're an idiot if you think people don't get pregnant by accident anymore just because we have birth control. Condoms can break during sex, birth control pills can fail, and some people just don't have access to the informative and accurate sex education needed to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

    In short, it wouldn't be financially, ethically, or reasonably feasible to force people to take a test before they have children.

  • This won't help.

    Here are the problems with the parent test.

    1.) Will make it harder and more expensive for the good parents who are already struggling to get pregnant and have to spend money on things like invetro.
    2.) There is no way to account for PND, the change people have when they have a child, and where exactly do you cut people off.
    3.) There are already organizations to try and help kids in these scenarios, but their funding keeps getting cut. Don't add another program that will not only take money from these programs but cause even more problems.
    4.) How are you going to facilitate this. Every person who has a child and doesn't pass the test has to give it up? To the system, that already is getting more and more corrupt because we keep cutting the spending? That still isn't a good option. Or are you going to "fix" everyone until they apply. Hello to increase of STDs. Or are you going to force abortions? That won't go over well at all in this country.
    5.) Who is the judge. How do you decide who is fit and who is not. This program will go for a bit and then have its funding cut like everything else and become corrupted.

    A test is a very bad idea.

  • This is outrageous!

    All people around the world have never had to take this test, so why now? Is the government trying to take away all our rights? Are they trying to show the people what model of government they believe in? From now on, let's just call them NAZI's.
    What if they DO get pregnant by ACCIDENT, then what? Do they have to "return" the baby? Would they have to "put it down," because by the way this test idea is going, that sounds just about right. Stick that in your juice box and suck it.
    -ben & chris

  • No person should ever be tested for IQ in order to become a parent.

    Our constitution guarantees us the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Becoming a parent is one of the greatest pursuits of happiness I can think of. No one should lose their child because someone judges them as to stupid. Instead of tearing apart families why don't we go back to the "It takes a village to raise a child" way of life?

  • This is outrageous!

    All people around the world have never had to take this test, so why now? Is the government trying to take away all our rights? Are they trying to show the people what model of government they believe in? From now on, let's just call them NAZI's.
    What if they DO get pregnant by ACCIDENT, then what? Do they have to "return" the baby? Would they have to "put it down," because by the way this test idea is going, that sounds just about right. Stick that in your juice box and suck it.

  • This is insane.

    I have heard this question for years, implying that somebody else should decide if you're qualified to do something that is none of their business.

    Who would enforce this entire thing? Let's see... Probably the men and women who do business at gunpoint, who call themselves "government". Are we really going to ask for them to have more control over our lives? Are we aiming for a Nazi-like world, where the men and women who call themselves "government" decide who lives and dies?

    I believe this is one of the "holy grails" of the tyrants... To get public support for deciding who is allowed to reproduce.

  • No, there is no way to have a test fair and complete enough to make such decisions.

    In the US, we can barely agree on what to teach kids in school and how testing should be applied to see if a student should graduate high school. How could we ever hope to have a test that is objective, balanced and complete enough to measure if a person is suitable to be a parent.

  • Did Your Parents Have To Pass A Test?

    Our parents before us didn't have to pass a test, and yet the majority of human beings are good willed and can make sound decisions. Our different circumstances in life, our different points of view on how a child should be parented make us who we are. Having a child is a personal decision that should remain between a mother and their child. Having to pass a class to become a parent is like having to pass a course to be a woman or a man - it's unnatural.

    What needs to be done is follow up. New parents should be given support and followups to make sure that children are safe and taken care of.

    There are options like adoption for unplanned pregnancies in most countries.

    You can not tackle the problem of mistreated children by restricting who can and can not have kids. There's a whole cycle out there fueled by war and poverty. Tackle the cycle as a whole.

    Besides, who gets to make this test? Who gets to decide who's fit to procreate? How do we know the tests won't be misused to get rid of what supremacists think are "accident races".

    Sometimes a child from a not so great background grows up to be a person who has the hindsight to change the world.

    Give humanity a chance.

  • No no no

    You can not tackle the problem of mistreated children by restricting who can and can not have kids. There's a whole cycle out there fueled by war and poverty. Tackle the cycle as a whole.

    Besides, who gets to make this test? Who gets to decide who's fit to procreate? How do we know the t

  • No, it would never work.

    Of course it would be great if there was some basic smarts and a few people skills before someone became a parent. But unless we are in a police state, that will never work. Besides, there is just no way on earth to know what it will feel like until you take your own child home.


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