On Parenting
Gail Boenning

A parenting license is not a bureaucratic nightmare. I’ve thought of how to do it.


What most of the societies do now is to punish bad parents.
If you give them the right to be parents, then you should also be resposible if they turn out to be irresponsible parents.
If you don’t teach people how to be good parents, why do you have the right to judge them?

I always believe that prevention is better than cure.

Not all parents love their children. And most of those who do love them, don’t really know how to do it properly. They are just doing what their parents did to them. They’re lucky if their parents did the right things. If not, at least they’re lucky to have been born in the environment where they can learn good parenting and form the habit to be a good parents.

Those two gamers are clearly not that lucky.

Some people should not be parents. I think you’ll agree with it. But by what standards should we judge them? And how do we justify our standards?

I’ve formed my own standards.

There were many mistakes made in human history along the path to the right way of parenting.

We learn from history, from our own ancestors and from our neighbors, and sometimes, if we’re lucky, we learn from our own mistakes.

Yes, my words are tyrannical. But so is parenting.

It’s not wrong to be tyrannical. It’s wrong to be tyrannical about the wrong method, priority and philosophy.

2+2=4 is tyrannical. truth is tyrannical.

If societal shifts do make it harder to be an effective parent, then we can always shift back. I think humanity has not found the right form of society, that’s why it keeps shifting. And that also happens between generations. One generation shifts to the left, the next one to the right.

And when the freedom preached by the liberals do not give the answer to most of life questions, we see societies shift back to conservatism.

I can say that most of us who are writing or reading here are lucky. If we have not received good parenting from our parents, at least we received it from our environment, government and society.

How long should we let luck decide the path of a society? Shouldn’t it’s time for us to design it? And turn what’s once a culture into a study?

And if we’re lucky to be born into a family with good parenting, shouldn’t we want other people to experience the same? shouldn’t we have the responsibility to spread luck and grace?

[I’ll stop here before I sound like a preacher.]


By the way, those two gamers will not pass the parenting license test.


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