And last, the fifth area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” from Sydney Australia’s, The Sun Herald. The last one: Sense of Purpose. From the article: Everyone needs meaning in their life and, in 2006, Florida State University found parents had ..
On to the second area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” in The Sun Herald. Like the Money topic from the last post, first you’ll see the quoted content from Cameron’s article (it originally appeared only in hard copy). The second area : Relationships […]
A contributor to this blog forwarded an article to me recently that appeared in Sydney, Australia’s, The Sun Herald. It did not appear online. It’s titled, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life.” Author Alison Cameron spoke to Australian parents, the childfree, and looked at international research to find […]
Have you ever heard of the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP)? It existed from 1972 to 1982. A non-profit organization, its purpose was to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option, support those who choose not to have children, promote awareness of the overpopulation problem.”
The last post was about mad, mad myths about parenthood—Now let’s turn to the mad, mad myths about those who don’t have kids by choice. From interviewing over a hundred couples for Families of Two, here are my top, top four:
Did you see the article that appeared recently on marieclaire.com by Abigail Pesta – “To Breed or Not to Breed”? In the article she discusses myths about parenthood. They include:
If you could be a fly on the wall at a lunch with a group of 30-something women, I bet one of the hottest topics of discussion you would hear them talk about is whether they are going to have children. More women than not do some serious laboring over this decision. For many women […]
In The Washington Free Beacon’s recent article, “American Fertility Hits Historical Low: Economist blames culture of caution” Charles Fain Lehman lays out some new data on falling birth rates in America. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control, the “American birth rate tied its historical low in the first nine months of […]
Happy International Childfree Day! As you may know, on International Childfree Day, childfree winners are announced. This year the winner categories were Childfree Person of the Year and Childfree Group of the Year. As head of the Selection Panel, I have to say this year the Panel faced the the toughest decisions yet! Here are the […]
I sure love that we are seeing more pieces like this one: “Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have.” While all people don’t “give up” having children, I do like that it discusses the larger picture of bringing another biological child into the world.