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Do you think raising children is a burden?
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Nope raised two wonderful girls loved every moment
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if you think you might feel burdened as a parent, don't have a kid until you KNOW you won't feel "burdened". to be honest i think most children are just wretched. i'm grateful that the little kids i'm related to are practical saints (and are admittedly pretty cute). but my dad viewed me and my sister as burdens until my parents divorced and my mom got custody. then suddenly he was apologetic, and said he loved us more than anything. the thing was, he just didn't want the responsibility. he wanted to go out and drink with his pals and have fun. so even if you like the idea of having a kid, you have to be sure you're willing to give up any "time for yourself". when my mom raised us on her own my sister and i were old and understanding enough to give her "me time" (i was 8, my sister was 12 when we left our dad) but chances are your kid will not be understanding, or even capable of letting you have time to yourself. i am never going to have kids for the sake of them themselves. i have my dad's terrible temper, i obviously didn't turn out quite right mentally being raised by alcoholics, and generally being raised by a parent who didn't want me in the first place until i was in third grade as my mother was never around when living with my dad. i do not want my kids to be raised by an unloving parent like i was, and i don't want the very large possibility they will be absolute demons.
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stars201 wrote:

I don't feel this way


So who the character in your profile pic with the charming eyes?
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How where you when you were a teenager? Just steer them in a positive direction some kids need more then others to get them going on the right path in life
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Unfortunately, I can't give an answer myself, since I don't have kids, but I'm interested in what others here have to say. Personally, I like kids, but I wouldn't want to be responsible for one 24/7.
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Until I become a parent, I can't give a solid answer. Everyone I know who currently is a parent seams to be enjoying it.
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PeterBothwell wrote:

How where you when you were a teenager? Just steer them in a positive direction some kids need more then others to get them going on the right path in life


50/50
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Raising children is less of a burden than being forced to pay thousands of dollars in increased taxes and lost benefits per year to subsidize the kid of some turdgobbler who watches the Big Bang Theory or some reality TV crap.

Have a kid with some weeb that can stand you, and get some of that sweet gov't money for Glorious Nippon.
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I was one of those disobedient kids with out a parent around growing up, all i needed was a positive push in a generally good direction now i'm a chef and a mentor to other kids and have been in the culinary trade for 15 years. so just saying bro!
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I'm too lazy to answer that question
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Yes, children suck and are a burden. I'd never waste my life raising them, especially considering we'll all die someday. Our kids, their kids and so on, so it's pointless.
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Yes and no. Most of the "burden" arises from the horrific amount of money needed to raise children in modern USA, as well as day-to-day inconveniences and whatnot. Child rearing is a responsibility with plenty of both negatives and silver linings. I won't kid myself into thinking that it's all sunshine and rainbows, not with how stressful it is; from heinous medical bills to varying levels of drama that accompanies adolescence. This bowl of cereal is composed of shit and honey. Part of being a decent parent is to shoulder both while raising the children.
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I think it's a beautiful and wonderful thing to raise a child but I don't think I'll ever be ready to do it.
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it is not a burden it is a responsibility
you are having to nurture the physical and mental aspects of a human being that could one day -maybe- change something
be a senator,
president
boss of a company, or whatever, your views and how you treat them affects them the rest of their life


if you think it is a BURDEN, then you are prob not ready
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