Friday, December 02, 2011

license to damage...


Personally I find it insane that you need a license to....

Counsel couples teenagers and children..
Babysit..(did you know that?)
Own a dog..
Breed a dog..
Do work on your house..
Be a plumber..
Go fishing...
Broker the sale of a house..

And yet..ANYONE can have children!
You read the news and hear stories from therapy and listen to messed up teens and you just shake your head.

Basically, You could raise children 24/7 for 18 years...but the person you go to for advice hour a week..needs a license to show competency!
You could be in charge of your child's welfare for 24 hours a day 7 days a week..but if you leave for a wedding...the babysitter needs a license..for those 2 hours.

To argue that somehow because they're yours means you know what to do instinctively is simply not the case.
Is there some kind of biological freedom that comes before the limitations placed upon us by society?

I seriously believe that in order to have a child you should need to take courses..and receive some kind of prove competency.



Blogger Altie said...

Then no one would ever have children. It is a learning experience for everyone. Some people 'wing it' or take it day by day or figure it out or never figure it out. But everyone is different. What would be the requirements for certification? To know how to sing a lullaby? Read a bedtime story? Its great in theory but there is no way it is feasible. Even theoretically.

In what state do u need a license to babysit?

December 02, 2011 1:10 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Your message is amazingly true, it reminds me of an old Calvin and Hobbes strip that dressed just how ironic this is.

I wish it was implementable.

But who would succeed?

December 07, 2011 9:12 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

It's not a learning experience for many people..its a nightmare for the poor children.
And we could think of some kind of mental status exam and basic course in how to deal with children..with follow up courses every 2 years or so..

and heres the info if you want a babysitting license


I'm not asking people to succeed ..just don't kill your kids.

December 08, 2011 12:21 PM  

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