Parenting License: The Ultimate Solution to Better Parenting?
There have been many cases of bad parenting, documented or not, and I've been wondering just how can people become more aware so they can become better parents. Recently, I have encountered this debate on eQuibbly about mandating a law that will require you to take classes, pass an exam and become licensed parents - before you even have a kid. The argument? This will make sure that you will become a good parent. We know that the home is the basic unit of society and if parents are more educated about raising kids, the more chances that these children will grow up to be law-abiding and good citizens.
Just to quote a passage: "...studies has shown that corporal punishment is associated with antisocial behavior and aggression in children, and later in life is linked to depression, unhappiness, anxiety, drug and alcohol use and psychological maladjustment."
Therefore, is it right to say that requiring a license will mean educating future parents to making more positive choices, of positive reinforcement when it comes to discipline?