Rory Fitzgerald Posted over 3 years ago If raising children is one of the most important things we do in society, shouldn't the subject be directly taught in schools? Hey Mick, I think you do have a good idea here, but i think you're missing a key point. The fact of the matter is that most of the people in our society who responsibly have children already know how to take care of their own and raise them in a fairly responsible way. The real problem, unfortunately, are low income families, who will literally have children to attain extra money through federal programs such as welfare. I currently work at an elementary school which has a rather high level of low income children coming from families just like what i described above. These are the children that need to be taught, but unfortunately by the time most of these kids get into school they are already horribly maladjusted by their general home life. I would have to say that I don't think its the responsibility of the school to try and teach parenting to children, rather, we should try and change something in the system so that the parents teach their kids this.