How many Kid's do you think one Person should be allowed to have ? and Why ?

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  1. skeeter747 profile image60
    skeeter747posted 8 years ago

    How many Kid's do you think one Person should be allowed to have ? and Why ?

  2. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    As of yet we are not China with the one child limit.  If we are going to be a predominantly free society, we have to leave those choices up to individuals--even if they make bad ones.

  3. skeeter747 profile image60
    skeeter747posted 8 years ago

    well not everyone needs kids , and after someone has more then one and don't take care of it then the state should banned them from having anymore!

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree, that is why birth control and sterilization should be made mandatory. Parenthood should be privilege for the mature and intelligent, not a right, especially for those incapable of being parents.

  4. mcrawford76 profile image84
    mcrawford76posted 8 years ago

    I think any attempt to regulate a person's freedom to breed is a slippery slope that no person or government should enter into lightly.

    That being said I have felt for some time that there should be both a financial and I.Q. prerequisite for having children.

  5. Artist-For-Hire profile image68
    Artist-For-Hireposted 8 years ago

    I must say I think of Nadia (octomum) when I read this question.
    Who are we to say how many children one person may have? Even limiting abusive and neglectant parents is risky enterprise (I'm thinking of all the genuinely wrongful convictions and executions as I say this).

    There was an initiative in India years ago (they're set to overtake China soon) which involved compulsery sterilisation of men who were convicted of even minor offences (no train ticket), they also offered the procedure free to willing men - though most of the participants already had large families.

    After a public uproar the initiative ceased. The Indian gov has spent a lot of time and energy on finding a solution. They have learned that the higher the education of women, the less inclined they to have large families. It is women who have little or no education who don't realise that there are other options.

    On a lighter note...I'm reminded of a comment made by my (new) step-father who, like me, has three children. After an incident that occured many years ago, he will warn anyone who listens not to have more children than you do hands.

    Holding two of his children by the hand and walking down a busy street, he saw the third child make a dash for the road. Having no other option, he stuck out his foot and watched her topple onto the footpath!!!

  6. AutoClaimsManager profile image59
    AutoClaimsManagerposted 8 years ago

    as many as they are willing to have and economically support. If you are just having kids for sport and then passing the burden of feeding them onto our shoulders by way of government assistance then you should not be allowed to.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Also if a person is just having kids and passing the burden to THE OLDEST CHILD,then they SHOULD NOT be ALLOWED to have children whatsoever!Children should NEVER raise siblings which is COMMON in large and very large families.

  7. loneparentgiggles profile image61
    loneparentgigglesposted 8 years ago

    I don't think there really should be a limit, my friend is one of ten, and her mum has done a fantastic job, not all of them turned out fantastic, some are little *************** but to be honest when they say it takes a village to raise a child, I think that is the problem, children spend all day in school with kids whose parents don't care, don't make effort or aren't around and are subject to brainwashing left right and centre from the media, parents have a hard job with just one. I think to raise ten and only have two bad eggs is quite an accomplishment. It depends on the parents maturity level and mental stability as to how many kids they should have, of course the only person who would know this is the parent themself, and often people ignore their own feelings.

  8. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    I believe that people should be allowed to have 1-4 children.  At that number range, children have individualized parental attention and parents have an adequate span of control over their children.  Any more than that, parents lose their span of control over their children, oftentimes forcing the oldest children to parent younger siblings, forfeiting their normative childhood and adolescent years. 

    However, 1-2 children are best.  With 1-2 children, parents have the most span of control over their children.  Children receive the utmost in parental time and attention.  There is also more monies allotted per children beyond the rudiments.   Children in such families are free to explore and utilize their utmost potential and there is money for them to indulge in cultural and educational activities.  There is also a total equal parity(2 children) between oldest and youngest children.  For only children, they are free to develop their potential, they also have unlimited personal space to devote to hobbies and other forms of intellectual activities.  They also develop an individuality and independence which is often impossible when a child has siblings.


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