child care skills
Caring for children is probably the most important job in any society. Because of this, all mothers and fathers should be required to take a course that prepares them to be good parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?
It is undeniable that childcare is a vitally important skill for most parents and that raising children is by no means a simple task. Nevertheless, I disagree with the idea that all parents should be forced to attend parenting courses for several reasons.
On the one hand, I admit that childcare courses work miracles for parenthood preparation. Without a doubt, essential knowledge gained through parenting lessons such as children's possible medical issues or how their mood swing operates during puberty could result in remarkable improvements in children upbringing. For instance, the basic medical treatments learnt through childcare lessons might allow parents to give their child first aid in case of emergency.
On the other hand, I believe that making parenting education obligatory for all mothers and fathers is certainly impractical. The number of new parents each year is undoubtedly high and uncontrollable, which makes full scale childcare courses impossible. Furthermore, intensive training courses for parents run by professors might be prohibitively expensive; therefore, parents with low income are unable to afford them. As well as being impractical, training courses for parents are also unnecessary due to the availability of other approachable sources and methods. Obviously, childcare skills and knowledge could be learnt from senior family members, friends and neighbours. Perhaps more importantly, parenting skills are also acquired naturally by maternal and paternal instinct, trial and error.
To conclude, I would like to reaffirm that compulsory parenting courses for all parents are not only impractical but also pointless.