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Best Answer Grace Marguerite Williams says
I agree with your observations. Where is the mindset of doing what's best for the CHILD? What about preparing for & planning for a child or deciding that if one can't even support themselves that they should not create a child, let alone several?
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You're very welcome, I agree with your observations. Some people create children without planning and forethought. Many do not take the all important and lifetime job of being a parent very seriously and children do suffer.
I chalk it up to stupidity & irresponsibility because intelligent & educated parents put much forethought & planning before they have children.
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Tim Mitchell says
There are many examples such as parents who have no income and no savings or those who procreate and refuse to help the other parent raise the child and pay a fair share of the child's expenses. Can they afford children?
Condition #1 - Undoubtedly they cannot afford children. Condition #2a That occurs across the classes. EX: in the middle class there are dads that do not help raise children. 2b Paying a fair share? Are we discussing deadbeat parents - mom & dads?
Yes, I'm discussing parents who are poor (financially, emotionally, educationally, etc.) Common deficits are monetary, emotional, & educational yet some of them create children without forethought/planning, nor giving the child their best efforts
The 1st thing that popped into my mind reading the Q was the TV show the Waltons. I dun'no why? Departure with this discussion regarding the Q is I do not accept 'poor' with meaning at or below the poverty level. A difference of viewpoint.
Totally understandable. I have personally seen people who cannot support themselves create children & thus create problems for their kids due to their lack of planning, thought, & money. A fairly large number of the kids truly suffer due to t
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Tom Ware says
Excellent point re: those outside the US yet many think it is selfish to not think of what's best for the child & think that perhaps the child may have other dreams rather than being brought into poverty & the world to take care of others.
Judy Specht says
To afford, financially, emotionally, and otherwise. Parenting is a multi-faceted and very important life long job yet, many people don't take it seriously or even ponder what would be best for the child BEFORE the child is even created.