I would love to read this same type of post about families with two kids, three kids, four kids, five kids, etc. Agree about wanting to see the same type of post from families with multiple children. I just had a baby and I know this has got my wheels spinning.
My husband and I have an only child. It was the BEST experience! So, my husband stayed at a job he hated so that I could do that. When our son was about a year and a half old, we agreed that I would go back to work and he would stay at home with him. I got to be at home with our baby and he got to be at home with our toddler.
When our son started school, my husband went back to work.
The scriptures tell stories of parents whose children turned out well: Abraham's . In a responsibility meeting, participants expect to evaluate each problem on the “If you are going to live with us, you will have to obey family rules and live we pray in private prior to talking with a son or daughter and seek only a time and. Find a chore your kid loves to do, and start a habit of wanting to help out that'll . You don't have to give your children elaborate explanations for why you expect certain If your preschooler has to wait his turn, you might say: "I know it's tough to just . I do keep Heidi a lot and want her to grow up as well as my 3 daughters.
When our son was about 11, we realized that if we were to have another baby at that point, we would have a child starting kindergarten the same year our son started his senior year of high school! I have a one and only.
I was 40 when I had him, and I never thought I would be a mom. It took 8 years for me to get pregnant. I was completely shocked to say the least. I am so blessed to have my beautiful boy, and he is enough. In the beginning it really annoyed me, but now, I just smile and say no and keep it moving.
I have a 9-year-old only child. I could go into all of the positives of having an only child, but I know most have already been addressed in the comments. We know each other intimately. She has our undivided attention and resources. My dad is one of three and wishes he was an only child. My mother was an only child and loved it. I have a younger brother 31 to my 33 and I have always wished I was an only child.
My partner and I both want to remain child-free. Although I do enjoy the occasional fun day out with the cheeky little noodles! Single child family over here. Raising even one child is tough but it definetely pays off later in life :.
Love this! Thank you for doing this post! In his mind, this translated to the fact the brain needed to be stimulated as much as possible until growth slowed at the age of three.
Good luck. My husband and I have an amazing year-old son. I will teach you how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding or yelling which will also help foster a mutually respectful relationship with your child. From there, it's not long until you're doubting each individual piece of yourself. They feel their integrity is compromised if they're forced to submit to another person's will. It does come with a form of privilege, or at least a lack of awkwardness that I was used to before, and it was so interesting to see what a difference it made in the way people reacted to us.
Doman went so far as to say that babies arrived in the world so thirsty for knowledge that they would rather learn than eat. But already, it was too late.
A trend for educational hothousing took hold and grew through the 70s. However, by the early 80s, psychologists began to report cases of overstressed children. Parenting books no longer focused on the basics of feeding and caring for a baby. While Doman never succeeded in creating a generation of early readers, he did prove another point.
He demonstrated that the insecurity of parents could be turned into cold, hard cash. As the claims became increasingly outlandish, the protests of the researchers who pointed out that marketers were confusing neurology — the study of the nervous system — with psychology, grew louder too.
So, it was in this atmosphere that I plonked my first baby in her bouncy seat in front of a Baby Einstein video. There I left her to gaze up at a surreal mix of lava lamps, wind-up toys and glove puppets dancing to xylophone reductions of Mozart. Common sense should have told me this was unlikely to do anything but confuse her or send her to sleep.
But I, along with millions of other parents, swallowed the sales pitch that I could give my daughter a big head-start in life. But there were problems on the horizon. As the criticism mounted, Disney offered parents refunds and downgraded its sales pitch. Here is the Mozart effect gone mad.
Be single, or with someone who has no children. What you expressed it selfish and has such an impact on that teenage boys life.
Jenny I hear you… totally agree with you.. I have a son.. I would never give him away but the anxiety and emotional burden on what is waiting for me for the next years makes my heart stop.. I hope he does not screw his life up, cause I am giving my away for his… I have no life what so ever, i hope to god this changes sometime in future! Oh my. A number of people told me that I should have at least one or two… Biggest mistake of my life hands down! If I could do it all again I would never have my son. I want him out. I think if your kid is very self reliant job at 16 , smart or talented enough to get college paid for and responsible and organized enough to get a job right out of college or just wildly successful that keeps them from coming back home, it might be worth it.
In my opinion, the average kid takes too much from your life. Hopefully my son gets a job and gets the heck out of my house. Not worth it. Perhaps his ability accomplish so much might have a lot to do with how you raised him.. Ikwo: yes, it is enough to have a sweet kid with a good soul. The lack of this created at least 2 potentially unhappy persons: themselves and their child. Throughout history, parents have had help raising kids from extended families; the atomized lifestyle that many modern first world people live makes that very difficult.
People who have jobs with long hours, traveling, or weekends and late hours? Who will watch the kids? What about kids with costly medical conditions? Raising kids is not easy for countless of reasons. However, the best things in life take a lot of energy and struggles.
Kids are sacrifice and work. They are both good well rounded young people.
I did give up the prime of my life for these children and still have to get them through college, and yes some days i do get tired of parenting, it is a long haul. This article and comments are so strange to me. I really tried to take a step back and figure out where I fit in those results stemming from the study.
And the truth is….