“I Regret Having Kids,” 20 Percent of This Country’s Parents Say

“I Regret Having Kids,” 20 Percent of This Country’s Parents Say

Get them dressed; rain pants and boots at the ready. Don’t forget their snacks and lunches. Every morning was a bit of a rush, getting my two young children out the door to kindergarten a half-mile up the road. Delivering them between 7:30 and 8 a.m.

Having children DOESN’T make you happy

Having children DOESN’T make you happy

Researchers analysed data from 4 countries: UK, US, Germany and Australia They found the positive glow of parenthood only lasted for around 12 months After that time there was no improvement in ‘subjective well being’, they said But having a partner produces a positive effect that doesn’t go away over time Having children does not make us any happier a wide-ranging study of happiness found.

The mother who says having these two children is the biggest regret of her life

The mother who says having these two children is the biggest regret of her life

Isabella Dutton, 57, says she wishes she had remained childless ‘I resented the time my children consumed. Like parasites, they took from me and didn’t give back’ My son Stuart was five days old when the realisation hit me like a physical blow: having a child had been the biggest mistake of my life.

Non-Parent Employees Ask ‘What About Me?’ When Family-Focused Perks Feel Unfair

Non-Parent Employees Ask ‘What About Me?’ When Family-Focused Perks Feel Unfair

The business world has not been kind to women. Moms have their on-the-job issues, for sure, but this is a rare look at workplace challenges of single women and those without children. When I was graduating from college, the schools career center set up interviews with leading corporations.

A brewery in Scotland is giving new ‘dog parents’ paid leave

A brewery in Scotland is giving new ‘dog parents’ paid leave

In Portland, dogs and breweries pretty much go hand in paw. Well folks, Scotland is one-upping us. A brewery there – the aptly named BrewDog – is giving new puppy parents a paid week of “paw-rental leave.” And if you’ve ever gotten a rambunctious puppy for yourself, you might see why this isn’t totally out there.

IUPUI study finds participants feel moral outrage toward those who decide to not have children: Newscenter: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI study finds participants feel moral outrage toward those who decide to not have children: Newscenter: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Data representing individuals from across the United States indicates that U.S. adults are increasingly delaying the decision to have children or forgoing parenthood entirely. Yet evidence suggests that voluntarily child-free people are stigmatized for this decision, according to a study published in the March 2017 edition of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.

Looking for a Partner Who Doesn’t Want Kids? Move to One of These Cities – @Redfin

Looking for a Partner Who Doesn’t Want Kids? Move to One of These Cities – @Redfin

2016 is an interesting time to be looking for love, with lots of singles taking to the magical world of online dating to search for their other half. And thanks to dating sites like Match, the world’s largest relationship company, you can search for potential partners based on very specific criteria like career, income, height, physique, hobbies and whether or not they want to have kids.

Realizations That Convinced Me Not To Have Children | Childfree Article

7 Realizations That Convinced Me Not To Have Children

Please read the title closely. It does not say “7 Reasons You Should Never Have Kids,” “7 Things That Prove Having Kids Was The Dumbest Thing You Ever Did,” or anything similar. I have tired of the baseless arrogance on both sides of this debate, with all parties claiming that their way is the best way, that the other side is clearly missing out.

Americans are having fewer kids. But child-free people are still stigmatized

Perspective | Americans are having fewer kids. But child-free people are still stigmatized.

Americans are having fewer kids. The U.S. fertility rate is at an all-time low, with more single and coupled people choosing to delay or forego parenthood. However, remaining child-free still isn’t socially accepted. That conclusion was reconfirmed in a study detailing the stigmatization, social backlash and “moral outrage” toward child-free people.

People who don’t want children ‘missing out on lots of expensive boredom’

People who don’t want children ‘missing out on lots of expensive boredom’

PEOPLE who do not want children have been warned they could miss out on huge amounts of expense, boredom and disgust. Researchers tracked the upbringing of over 10,000 humans over the course of 18 years, using surveillance techniques perfected by the Soviets in the late 1970s.

I Don’t Have Kids And I’m Okay With That. You Should Be Too.

I Don’t Have Kids And I’m Okay With That. You Should Be Too.

This is not a sad story. So don’t get any ideas. Especially “solutions.” “Well, if it were me…” But it’s not you. “I’d be just devastated…” Nevertheless, I’m okay with it. “But…” And you can be too. My vertical hold refused hold as the recovery room flipped across my field of vision and I fought my way through the haze of anesthesia.

Why I’m Not Having Kids — And You Shouldn’t Either

Why I’m Not Having Kids — And You Shouldn’t Either

Two words: 7 billion. That’s the number of humans our little world supports as of about 10:48 a.m. Pacific Standard Time today. You may remember 6 billion. We hit that in 1999. You may feel like you’re special, like your children are special, but we are each just one of […]

Childfree by choice – Griffith Review

Childfree by choice – Griffith Review

I START THIS article with a disclaimer: my wife and I are childless by choice. I’d like to say we came to this decision through noble motives … a deep concern about overpopulation and its impact on the environment, for example. But that wouldn’t be true.On the other hand, we didn’t reach this conclusion through…