Does having kids make you happy?

Does having kids make you happy?

There are 5 comments on the CNN story from May 23, 2011, titled Does having kids make you happy?. In it, CNN reports that:

Jessica Copeland is content with not having children. The most educated women, those with bachelor's degrees or higher, are among the most likely never to have given birth, according to the Pew Research Center.

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“My child-My future”

Since: Apr 11

Novi Sad

#1 May 23, 2011
Principal natural function of woman is to be a mother.
The basic law of nature is the law of extension genus.
The desire for offspring is in our genes since the beginning of man.
Whatever career to achieve, a woman with no children will be pleased.
A woman who has children, will be happy without a career.

Trust me. I've had both.
Sandy in NY

Dansville, NY

#2 May 23, 2011
Children are a joy and a blessing from the Lord. If a person prefers a career over having children, that's exactly what she should do. She would probably make a poor mother anyway. People don't usually have children to make them happy but children are born out of love for a spouse. It is a natural part of being a woman as we are supposed to be nurturers and most of us come by it naturally. Its a good thing all women didn't choose to be childless or we would no longer exist. Nobody should expect a child to make them happy, that is the wrong reason to have children as motherhood is a self-less act. We give to them but they at the same time fill our lives with joy all our lives. Wouldn't have missed it for anything! I have 4 children and also am a Registered Nurse. Mothers don't have to be uneducated but our priority must always be for our children.


#3 May 25, 2011
IMO having kids will only make one happy if that person WANTED kids to begin with.

There are those who don't want kids, and that is fine too. People who know they don't like or want children are making the wise and responsible choice NOT to have them. Not everyone is suited for parenting, and there's NOTHING wrong with a woman or man who doesn't want kids.
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