What should school really be teaching?
I recently read an article that said that we should change the entire school system of education. If this happened what should be different?
I think they should add a parenting class to high school curriculum. The whole reason we have schools is to prepare people for life. Parenting is a huge part of life, and since good or bad parenting can have such a huge impact on current and future generations I think teaching kids about how to be a good parent is crucial. Not only will it help them in the future when they become parents, but if they have little sisters or brothers it will help them to deal with them as well. It will also help them understand why their parents do the things they do. The kids might even be able to teach their parents a thing or two about parenting after taking a parenting class.
Each child is so unique you have to adapt to raise it correctly, raising a kid with Down's is so different to raising an autistic or even an obsessive compulsive kid.
I, as a 'militant' liberal in the social sense (not at all liberal economically), would severely despise being forced into one way of parenting.
There is no reason the class couldn't cover things like downs, autism, and different parenting methods. In a previous debate on the subject I actually mentioned developmental disorders such as autism. Here is what I listed as things the class could cover.
-Basic care like changing diapers, feeding, sleep schedules, child-proofing the house, potty training, etc.
-Understanding the different cognitive developmental stages of a child
-Teaching children social skills
-Food & nutrition
-Dealing with autism and other common developmental disorders
-Child care options
There have been thousands of studies done on parenting techniques, so we know which ones work and which ones don't.