A parent should stay home to raise their child(ren) This is an Online Debate Forum so i am with “a parent should stay home to raise their child(ren)” and I am doing the Opening Statement (First Affirmative) which should include the following: 1. State the resolution and use an attention getter to drive home the proposition you are defending. 2. Define the terms of the resolution fairly, in such a way as to prevent ambiguities or “definitional debate” later. Choose straightforward language. Restate the resolution using your definitions in place of the original words/phrases. For example: a. Resolution/proposition: Helicopter parenting is harmful to children. b. You might define a helicopter parent as a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child. c. Harm could be defined as a persistent and long-term negative change. d. Restate the resolution; Parents who are overprotective or have excessive interest in the life of their child may cause persistent and long-term negative change. 3. Provide arguments for your case and provide support for them.