06 May '11, 11pm

Why can’t parents and childfree adults get along? #Childfree

Why can’t parents and childfree adults get along? #Childfree

Why can’t parents and childfree adults get along? Not too long ago a client picked up a copy of my book, Complete Without Kids: An Insider’s Guide to Childfree Living by Choice or by Chance , at the local bookstore. I saw her a couple of weeks later, and she shared with dismay that her teenage son had confiscated the book and was enjoying reading it. She added that she hoped he wouldn’t get any “ideas” from the book, because she is so much looking forward to being a grandmother. I didn’t really know how to respond to her comments. Was I supposed to apologize for writing a book that may result in a young person realizing that becoming a parent is a choice, and that his life can be full and rich with or without children? Later, in reflecting on the incident, I realized that there have been other times when I’ve felt a similar awkwardness. It’s always been around women, usual...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/parents-vs-childfree-adu...

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