Essay about Law Enforcement Should Not Enforce A Parenting License

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If you need a license to drive a car, sell alcohol, hunt, and practice medicine and a permit to own a gun why not enforce a parenting license? There are countless horror stories of child endangerment and neglect, therefore, law enforcement should require parents to have a parenting license. A parent or foster family must go through a series of requirements in order to adopt or foster a child. Often a lack of education and preparedness for parenting exists when conception occurs. If a license became required before a child was conceived parents would be better equipped and prepared when the child arrived. The requirements to obtain the license would help assist the parents in broadening their foundation of knowledge.
Requiring parents to have a license is a debatable issue because there are numerous conflicting ideas about this topic. Requiring parents to obtain a Privilege of Parenting Permit would help prepare parents for the challenges of raising a child, create a safer environment not only for the child but for the parent as well, and would make legal guardians accountable. In order to become a parent, the government should enforce five requirements and require parents to renew their license every five years:
1. Parents should take a 2-week class about parenting babies & toddlers.
2. Parents should take a 2-week class about parenting preschoolers & grade-schoolers.
3. Parents should take a 2-week class about parenting teens and young adults.
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