So you’re thinking about having a baby…

“Let yourself be silently drawn to the strange pull of what you really love – 

         It will not lead you astray.”

                                                                 Rumi

 

Which of these three questions do you consider the most important to ask yourself?

  1. What can I offer a baby?
  2. What was the highlight of my childhood?
  3. What are my best and worst traits I will model for my child?

Please feel free to share your thoughts

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Some time ago I heard a broadcaster reveal that he hadn’t really wanted children and had only agreed because his wife was very keen.  His children are now adults, and with the benefit of hindsight, he believes that he is a more thoughtful, caring and committed human being because of being a father.

I believe having a well-rounded life includes; connection, contribution and challenge, with or without children.

Further reading:

How to Be Alive: A guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World – Colin Beaven

What are Children For? – Laurie Taylor and Matthew Taylor