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Too Old To Have Children?
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Posted 8/5/08
i'ts up to them
don't mess up with other people's business
but ideally it would be best for the both party to have a child in the right age
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Posted 8/5/08
It is risky getting pregnant at an age past that of what is ideal. Extremes of age, the "too young" or the "too old" have either immature or reproductive organs which have already gone through wear and tear. These conditions aren't suitable for a child's development.

In vitro fertilization is possible at that age of the woman, but isn't highly recommended. Elderly individuals have a significant decrease in hormones and other nutrients to be able to support the viability of a child in their womb!

Side note:
To the author, please refrain from using IVF as an acronym for in vitro next time. It is somewhat confusing considering that IVF could also mean an Intravenous Fluid in the medical world.
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The couple are branded as selfish people because they dont think what would happen to their children when they grow much older but yet, the other people who call this couple selfish, can be labeled selfish themselves. They are just thinking of themselves (fact being that maybe, just maybe the burden of raising their kids would fall on them) and not what the couple wants. Im sure being as mature as they are, they should have already thought of the consequences of having children at their age.

Whether things would work out for better or for worst, we wouldnt know.
Posted 8/5/08
I don't think selfish is the correct term for that, but this old couple should realize that having a kid is not like having a pretty doll to hug and buy them clothes. I wonder how these kids will feel when they go to school and see all their friends' parents so healthy and young while their parents will have a lot of health problems. That is, if they get to go to school normally, because I fear these kids have a high probability of having down syndrome and other genetical problems.

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Posted 8/5/08
Anyone ever hear the powdered milk joke??
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Posted 8/11/08
you cant really control people having children
but thats kind of stupid that the guy wants a boy.
yo uhave children already.
you dont need anymore.
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Posted 8/11/08
>.< I feel bad for the kids... The dad will prolly die before their 15. + what about their education? They'll prolly have to drop out of High School to support their parents...(if they live that long)
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Posted 8/12/08
imo, when they hit 40... thats the last time to ever have children.
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Posted 8/12/08
I feel if you can take care of your children, have a plan for their children just in case something happens, and it's not an inconvenience to yourself and your spouse... do as you will. Whether you're in your 20s or 50s (or the extreme... 70s).

Do I find it selfish? It really depends on the situation. I have a friend who's my age with a father who's in his 70's and a cousin who has a father in his 80's (and he's just turned 18). Both had/have places to go if something were to happen to their parent(s). My cousin's mum is actually in her 50s now, so even if his father did get sick or pass on, he'd still have his mum as well as plenty of family to help out.

I do think of the kids though. While their parents were able to care for them, both my cousin and friend said their dads couldn't do a lot of things their friends with younger dads did. And yeah, they did have to take care of them more in their high school years. Are all older parents like that? No. My 60ish science teacher use to always play basketball with his boys after school, and they were always going fishing and such. Once again, different people, different circumstances.

That couple in the OP? I really hope they're healthy and strong enough (physically and mentally) and/or have close family and friends around. 2+ children is a lot to stomach.

I'm kind of surprised hearing people say having children in your 30s is too old (I hardly even consider you middle age til your 35!). I think it's pretty smart... Get school out the way, find someone you truly care for, and finding a good stable home. Plus gives you time to travel and do things that would be easier by yourself or with a partner.

I'm twenty now, and with the way school is and what I want to do, I don't even want to consider children until after 26. Too many things to do, people to see, plans to succeed and dreams to come true :3
Posted 8/13/08
what is there a certain age to have children now?
if they want children, then let them, as long as they take care of the children, and be responsible parents!
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Posted 8/21/08
well I dunno. I think people should stop having kids around 45. When you get older your body isn't as strong to get pregnet with kids and support kids.
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Posted 10/25/08
i think thier too old the latest anyone should have a kid is in thier 40s, it will be too hard on the children they wont be able to catch up with them im not against anyone having children but in this situation i think they made a mistake they should have dontr this 30 years ago but they waited to late to try again i hope they have relatives that can keep the children should anyone of them get sick or pass...
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Posted 10/25/08
Unless the couple think that they are capable of living till 90-100 years old or when their children are old enough to work and take care of themselves otherwise i don't think they should have children in their age in the first place.
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Posted 10/26/08
I'm too young to have children! Haha.
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Posted 10/26/08
People should have children at age 25. So that when you're 45, you'd seem to just have a sister or a brother with you. Haha. 25 is not to early nor too late.
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