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What are the pros and cons of having children in later life?

  1. ethel smith profile image80
    ethel smithposted 7 years ago

    What are the pros and cons of having children in later life?

  2. tinyteddy profile image60
    tinyteddyposted 7 years ago

    better late than never

    they make men mascline and females  feminine
    the joy of giving discovered
    your power to procreate is absolute power
    you fulfill your instinctive need to become a parent
    your biological clock sends right signals of satiety
    you feel complete
    you feel responsible
    you can be sure of some who needs you
    you feel that you will be cared for
    family secure

    genetic problems
    marfans and turner syndromes
    downs syndrome
    medical problems
    over burdened
    age disparity
    generational gap
    finacial liablity

  3. SmartAndFun profile image97
    SmartAndFunposted 7 years ago

    Pros: I'm older & wiser, more patient, make more money at this point in career, and having kids around helps me feel younger.

    Cons: I'm old! I'm not as physically fit, and the generation gap is wider. I want to see my grandkids grow up! I had my son at age 38. If he waits until he's 38 to have a baby, I'll be 76! Yikes!

  4. swapna123 profile image65
    swapna123posted 7 years ago

    Pros would be having more assets - house, car, pay back all loans so that you can spend what you earn towards children and their education. You can afford to wear anything you loke and people still feel you are young. You would hopefully be more mature when taking important decisions.

    Cons would be that you would be at a higher point in your career and you would have to deal with more responsibility at work as at your home. It can be tough. Also, you may not be in a good health to help your children to handle their kids.