I Wtk If a Person Should Have a License to Be a Parent

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    Great Idea

    If nothing else parenting skills should be a mandatory class in high school regardless of gender.  Have seen too many disasters just in my own family.  Ironically my aunt and I were talking about this today, she had called about our family reunion. 
    looneylulu looneylulu
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    My Goal

    My goal is to make is to make people happy. A happy home helps to make a happy world one small step at a time, we all need to smile once in a while right? Random musings keeps the mind sharp. Jo
    djjojo djjojo
    31-35, M
    Jul 15, 2011

    One Child Dead, Two Children Burned

    A woman in Rochester left her three children unattended in her apartment with food cooking on the stove. The oldest child was three. She left them to walk 1 n 1/2 miles to a convenient to get beer. The aprtment caught fire. One child had died. The other two have burns over...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    8 Responses Feb 12, 2010

    Hells Yes!! That Is a Given!!!

    It makes NO sense to me how a person has to have their dogs licensed, but do not have to have a license to be a parent!! This has always amazed me ... and I have NO clue why this is.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    Should a License Be Required?

     In our society we have trained professionals who look after us. Doctors have licenses to practice medicine to look after our physical and mental health. Years of education,internship and state boards. Only after certifications are they allowed to touch and teach us...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    10 Responses May 17, 2009


    In the above year there were 540,000 children in the foster care system. Maybe if prospective parents were screened more carefully, there would have been 0 children in foster care in 2001.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    5 Responses May 22, 2009

    It Was a Good Study.

    The object of the exercise was to say, in a round about way, that education should be required for new parents. We couldn't agree on the degree to be awarded, so we went with the word "Licensing" People who were abused or worked in an abuse system understood the...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2009

    This Is a Topic For a Study

    “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” LOL.  What, are answers to this question part of some study?  Let's see how people who experienced abuse from primary family respond to certain questions?  I didn't realize talking about...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 27, 2009

    Foster Care

    In most states, People interested in Foster Care have to take classes and get some sort of permit. If the same precaution is taken for some one who wants to be a parent, could we eliminate foster care?
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses May 22, 2009

    Quiz On Being Ready to Be a Parent

    You Are 88% Ready to Be a Parent You are totally ready to be a parent. You pretty much have your life in order. In fact, there's a good chance you've been thinking about starting a family...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 20, 2009

    Submitted By Intern Erin

    Police in Rochester are investigating a domestic violence situation where a three year old child was injured. Child is in critical condition at the local hospital. Could this had bee avoided through early parental training?
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2009


    How about alcohol and drug testing with random checks after licensing?
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 24, 2009

    Yes They Should!

    People should have a license to be a parent. There's too many bad parents out there.
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    Not Everyone Should Have Kids

    i think that is fact some people are terrible parents and cant parent anyway i think people should be tested of skills for nurturing, caring and teaching children... etc not everyone is gonna be a good parent... i guess thats why i have waited n not jumped into parenting ... i...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2011

    Pre Licensing

    How about a program for a learners permit? Classes, Internship with an existing parent, Residency in an existing family. Don't forget yearly recertification to keep skills sharp and up to date. Don't forget random drug and alcohol testing.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 31, 2009

    Most Definitely

    This is the most difficult and responsible task on Earth, that later makes everything else.
    Thought1 Thought1
    1 Response Jan 26, 2010

    That's a Good Idea

    When I think of all the lousy people I know who couldn't hold a job, take care of themselves or be a decent person - this make sense!
    retiredmother retiredmother
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Jul 2, 2009


    I have seen so many abused kids that I am sick to my stomach, someone should stop this outrageous act against children, just because a mother is tired, a child shouldn't be spanked! We would live in a whole different world if there were less abuse, think of all those innocent...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    11 Responses May 27, 2009

    Conjecture On Parental License

    Retiredfather states: "We have licenses to drive and operate motor vehicles. We take tests to proof we are competent to drive. Licenses are put in place to proof a person is capable of doing a certain job." I agree, but the exam given to operate a motor vehicle is...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 25, 2009
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