Sunday, January 11, 2009

Educating Children About the Costs of Having Children

Thanks to the Florida Divorce Blog pointing out Reading, Writing and … Calculating Child Support Payments:

"Texas had a higher rate of teen pregnancy than the national average. And unmarried fathers often weren’t involved with their kids.

In an effort to remedy both problems, Texas added Parenting and Paternity Awareness to its high school curriculum this year.

In the class, kids learn how to calculate Texas child support and to anticipate the cost of raising children."
This makes sense to me - show them the reality in dollars and cents of child rearing removes the romance of being a mother and of being a father. We might think about this for Indiana.

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