It seems that news about more and more adults deciding to opt out of parenthood is popping up everywhere. I chuckled recently as I read that economists are blaming this trend on the financial state of the world and proclaiming that the declining birthrate is a sure sign that the recession lingers on. What these over-the-hill “experts” don’t realize is that young people today actually view having children as a choice, not an obligation. Being a parent is no longer considered an essential stage of life.
Below are a few reasons for this shift:
What about you? Do these or other factors fit in with your decision to skip the parenting stage of life?
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