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Preventing those that would be bad parents from becoming parents

Take a survey of our thousand most successful people about the parenting they received as children; then compare those experiences with the parenting received from our thousand worst criminals. The successful people will tell stories mostly of decent to great parenting, while the criminals will be telling stories about abandonment, abuse and neglect. Also, all those stories we read about people that were about to overcome the obstacles of poverty to go on to do great thing, they all had some good parenting in their past. Society’s worst problem is bad parenting.

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    Jul 16 2013: How?

    Two words: Zombie Apocalypse.

    On a serious note, I suggest schools should teach parenting to the students. Every school all over the world. A strict regulation that every teenager is taught parenting should be enforced. This will not only ensure a person learns parenting at a young age and will be able to take care of a child in case of the highly infamous teenage pregnancies; but it will also usher teens like me to add more to what we learnt about parenting as the years go by and by the time, we become parents, we would be highly educated on the subject on parenting.

    BINGO!!! wut-wut?
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      Jul 16 2013: Pne can lead a horse to water, but if the horse refuses to drink? Yjere are people no many chances you give them they will fail because that is just who they are. How do we prevent someone who refuses to learn from handing that mind set down to their children?
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        Jul 16 2013: Teenagers are taught so many things and sexual things is one of the most interesting things.

        Teens/Youths can have classes on parenting. I don't mean teaching 13yr old's, I'm talking about classes on parenting to high school seniors and above.

        We all learn so much in our high school, most of which we forget the preceding year and hardly use it in our life. Parenting classes should help.

        Its not teaching on practically raising a child. Its about teaching the values of parenting and how to be a good parent. Should take hardly a few classes.
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          Jul 16 2013: Horse to water? There are those among us that you can't teach anything. Teching is not the solution no matter how much you want it to be.
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        Jul 16 2013: What makes you say so that we can't do it?
        Can't we even try?
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          Jul 16 2013: That is what I have been asking all along, but nobody wants to answer the following question: What would be wrong in taking the reproductive rights away from someone who has been convicted of a felony that victimized a child, say molestation?
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        Jul 16 2013: Its not only molestors and law breakers that are not good parents.

        There are many people that don't know parenting because either they were not raised well by their own parents or because they just don't know anything about it.

        Teaching it in high schools or colleges will benefit everyone. It will help everyone in the long run.
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          Jul 16 2013: I am sorry, Simon, but just education is not the answer because there are people who refuse to learn, and you would be surprised at the number of people this applies to. But could you answer the following question: That is what I have been asking all along, but nobody wants to answer the following question: What would be wrong in taking the reproductive rights away from someone who has been convicted of a felony that victimized a child, say molestation?

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