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Pros And Cons Of Parenting

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Our society normally regulates a certain range of activities; it is illegal to perform these activities unless one has received prior permission, has met all requirements and licensure in order to do so. We require automobile operator 's, wild game hunters, and concealed carriers to acquire licenses after hours of classes. We forbid people from practicing medicine, law, pharmacy, or psychiatry unless they have satisfied certain licensing requirements. Today, we see an astronomical rise in child abuse, neglect and abandonment. In 2013, The National Children’s Alliance reported that of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, nearly 80% suffered neglect; 18% suffered physical abuse; and 9% suffered sexual abuse. The NCA also reported that just under 80% of reported child fatalities as a result of abuse and neglect were caused by one or more of the child victim’s parents. These horrifying statistics demonstrate that action must be taken to prevent further innocent bloodshed. It
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First, parenting is an activity potentially very harmful to children. The potential for harm is apparent: each year more than half a million children are physically abused by their parents. Many millions more are psychologically abused or neglected, not provided love, respect, or a sense of self-worth. The results of this maltreatment are obvious. Abused children bear the physical and psychological scars of maltreatment throughout their lives. Far too often they turn to crime or drugs as a result of the abuse they suffered as children. Studies show that adults who were abused as children are far more likely than others to abuse their own children. Even if these maltreated children never harm anyone, the likelihood of these individuals becoming well-adjusted, happy adults is very miniscule. Therefore, parenting clearly satisfies the first criterion of activities subject to
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