Benefits Of Mandatory Parenting Education For High School Students

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Mandatory Parenting Education for High School Students “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States). Our future is in the hands of all the students today, however, society cannot reach its full potential with the copious amount of teen pregnancies and abuse due to uneducated and unprepared parents. In order to prevent these problematic effects of unqualified parents, high school students must cooperate with schools to become educated about caring for our future generation properly and effectively. Schools are the only institutions capable of the widespread implementation of parenting education. Therefore, parenting classes should be mandatory for all high school students in the United States of America.

To begin, one of the biggest effects of improper parenting in the USA is teen pregnancy. According to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization for sexual health, USA has two times the teen pregnancies of England and Canada and 9 times the numbers in Netherland and Japan. Not only that, but around 80% of teen mothers will end up living in poverty, resulting in the inability to provide for their child. Imagine a single teenage mother struggling to provide nutrients for her newborn and unable to properly care for the child simply because she is uneducated. Unfortunately, her child will most likely grow up with a low-paying job, struggling to
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