IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Parenting Training

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

It is necessary for parents to attend parenting training courses to bring their children up. Do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.


It is the 21st century and with globalisation and an upsurge of youth around the world there has been an increased competition for jobs and building a career. Gone are the days of limited hours of working, in present times people have added workaholic to their personality trait. Some people believe that it is important for parents to attend parenting schools in order to bring their children up efficiently. In my opinion, given the state of our times, attending parenting schools should not be discarded completely.

Firstly, a person learns more in company of peers. It is not necessary to entirely go by the rule book being taught in the parenting school but learning from the troubles of the fellow parents can be helpful. Every child is unique but sometimes the solution to the problems is same. Even more, this helps in building confidence amongst parents.

Secondly, with technology ruling over the world there has been a dramatic change in the way world behaves. We have got problems like never before, peer pressure, sexual harassment and identity crisis. It is important for parents to understand how to deal with such problems in their kids especially because for most of them they have not dealt with such issues.

In conclusion, overall it is possible for an individual to give up everything and raise their children. However, giving up on oneself to raise children can take a toll of lives. In my opinion, taking help from parenting schools and yet doing everything unique for their children is what is required to raise healthy kids.