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Should parents be required to pass a parenting course ?

By Nathan . Created on 03 Jun, 2021
Parents of all kinds are having children and some clearly needed more education then they had received.
Lifestyle 199 votes | 27 Comments
Yes

Yes

In some cases

In some cases

No

No

3 weeks ago
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No
Rick said a week ago
who would determine who needs it?
No
Mari said a week ago
While many parents have an innate sense of what to do, there are many support groups/services available for those who are unsure or struggling.
No
Harry said a week ago
Kids don't come with instructions and there is no text book for parenting.
Judy said a week ago
I had my first child at 16 and also minded 2 other children for working dad at 18, also had a foster child, when my marriage broke up at 20 I looked after 3 more children aged 3, 10 and 12, I loved being a mum and as a grandmother now waiting on my great-grandkids..It all depends on the mum to be if she is mature enough, it's not hard
In some cases
Simads said a week ago
In some cases I believe it should be taught especially for the young girls that get pregnant and not really know what they are In for - actually looking after another human being not just a toy you can dispense with when tired of it
Yes
Tracey said a week ago
I think participating in parenting courses needs to be normalised more so that everyone starts one with each child. There are lots of courses out there but Safe Care is a comprehensive program that every parent can learn from. It teaches basic concepts in keeping children safe nd healthy. No one knows everything, each child is different but having some basic info is reassuring.
Jaime said a week ago
As a parent of 4 children who were put into DOCS I can say first hand it's not as easy as 123. After doing 5 lots of Parenting courses which over a 10 year period, you're never prepared for what life throws at you.
No
Charlene said a week ago
After looking after your own children for 15 yrs and get asked that I think we have gone through the hard yards