May seem like a simple question with a simple answer. Of course parents should get their children life insurance. But do they, or do most of them think of it as an extra added expense. When I was growing up, my school would offer a life insurance policy, no matter how hard my parents had it financially they always made sure their kids were insured. However, most schools no longer provide life insurance, at least they don't in the state of Arizona. Sad thing is I can't begin to tell you how many car washes I see being held on weekends to raise money for the funeral of a young kid who life was cut so tragically short. Even sadder is can we really blame the parents in the economy for failing to insure their children. I guess for me the bottom line is that it may seem like an extra added expense at the time, but adults take the time to insure themselves (well most do that is) so maybe the should also take the time to see to it that their kids are insured as well. Especially if the system will no longer help them do this.