Requirements to be a parent:1. Emotional maturity. NO2. Financial stability. NO3. Understanding of a child’s needs. NO4. Study of psychology and human dynamics. NO5. Mental health. NO6. Self-esteem.NO7. Likes children. NO8. Long term plan. NO9. True desire to be a parent. NO9. Free of drug or alcohol dependency. NO10. Has reached the age of sexual maturity and is capable of having successful sex. YESAnd then, a person has complete, total power over another human beings life. No other relationship has the type of power discrepancy as between a parent and a child or grown-ups and children. Seen the statistics of children sexually abused lately? The basis of Doonesbury is Trudeau’s statement; “we can do better”. Certainly applies to parenting. Anyone disagree with that? (would you fly in an airplane with a pilot who had the same qualifications and training as your parents?).