Students should definitely be allowed to bring their children to class. Spending time with kids is important for parents. Some college students have young children that need them at all times.
Not all students can afford a nanny or have a relative to watch their children for as many days as the student has class. The only other option is to bring them to class.
Students can bring toys for their child to play with that won’t disrupt anyone. If the child starts to cry, the student can quietly stand up and take their kid outside to calm them down.
It all comes down to whether or not the child can behave in a classroom. I’m not saying that they have to be quiet the entire time, which would be impossible for most young children, but simply keep to themselves by not distracting students from learning.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are a few colleges that allow students to bring their children to class as long as they respect the other classmates.
I understand how hard it is for parents to discipline their kids, but at the same time it’s a teaching lesson for kids to be polite and respectful at a young age. Most parents want their kids to grow up to be responsible, and it all starts from a young age.
Students who want to bring their kids to school most likely have a job as well. This can put a lot of stress on someone, and maybe having that time with your kids will mean something once they grow up.
When I was growing up my mom was always taking care of me. My dad had to work all the time and travel so I barely got to see him. I have a great relationship with my mom because of the time she spent with me as a kid.
If the students’ children are really young, then I think there’s no question that the student should be allowed to bring them to class. I would have no problem if a student brought their children to class, because I understand how valuable the time spent with parents is to a child.