Some people think it would be a good idea for schools to teach every young person how to be a good parent.
Do you agree or disagree with this opinion? Describe the skills a person needs to be a good parent.
Some claim that young people should be taught about good parenting at school. Although the idea is not farcical in itself, I don’t think it’s the soundest idea.
First of all, young people are young people. They’re not parents. A 13 year-old is not half a 26 year-old. They don’t relate to adulthood because they have never been there. Their experiences are limited, and their wisdom inadequate. If adults think teaching young people how to be a good parent is great because they want them to sympathize with the challenges parents face, they could be disappointed. Young people are finding their own place in this world, exploring their inner self and developing their own identity. At such age, they’re full of questions and many need to be answered. Some who are not tough enough get depressed, and the others who are over self-confident get into trouble. They’re struggling to be in their youth, let alone learning about how to be a good parent.
Thus, it’s far better to teach young people to be responsible as teenagers. What they need is clear and consistent guidance to roam about this fierce and ever-changing world. Parents, on the other hand, should be taught how to be good parents. What their kids are experiencing now is different from what they did as a child. They ought to keep up with the problems young people are facing, and be there when those teenagers need them.
Both groups obviously have their own challenges. And both need reliable guidance. At the end, sympathetic, consistent and loving parents, though imperfect, will reap good results. When they administer discipline, their kids could see how it benefits them in the end. Yes, it is a rough road to tread on, but both can succeed if they make conscientious efforts to do their part. And let schools serve their purpose: teaching History and other boring stuffs.