Do you think having kids should be based on age or income?

Canada
September 26, 2008 10:02pm CST
I was talking about this with my boyfriend today and I was wondering, do you think having kids should be based on age or income. For example: A 30 year old who makes an average income Vs A seventeen year old millionaire would you still look at the 17 year old differently because they are so young, although you know that they will be able to provide the child with an amazing life? I think if I was very well off in the money department, I wouldnt hesitate whatsoever about having kids young. Whats your opinion?
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• United States
4 Nov 08
Honestly, I use to really think about this subject and I use to debate about it to. It all boils down to this for me, having children should be based off of the person period. You could have a 17 year old millionaire wo can provide every peice of material to a child but can't provide him or her with love. Then you could have a broke, 50 year old who is the most loving parent in the world. Which would you want to have as a child? I would go more for the loving broke parent. ALot of people forget that children are born with nothing and the only thing that they gravitate to is love. you may not be able to by a child anything with love but you sure can motivate and raise one healthy child. I know many young parents out there who aren't rich but have so much love in their heart for their child it comes off to be a little freaky like. But there isn't anything wrong with that. It shouldn't be age over money. It should be about if you as a parent are capable of raising this child with all the love that the need.
• United States
25 Oct 08
i think age are incone nethier is inpotint.love is and will aways be a facter. just rimimber to love it and to beefore shore needs come before wonts.is for is the icome always take help whin offerd to you. but thin agin im not that rich .babeys needs alway before its wonts are you needs and wonts and spind is much time is you can they grow way to fast
@meggan79 (436)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I don't think having a kid should be based on your age or income. Yes you don't want people under 18 having kids, but it happens, and some of them do a great job in raising them. You have 30+ yr olds having kids and not being able to handle them. It truly depends on the person and not where they stand in life.
• United States
27 Sep 08
We don't have many freedoms anymore. Freedom to procreate needs to be left alone. Still, as a teacher, I see far too many kids whose parents shouldn't have children. There should be a way for kids to opt out of a bad family and into a good one. Adoption is too difficult and costly for most people. Maybe if it weren't, children could be with better families. There's no really good answer, but I guarantee age and income have nothing to do with it!
@cjfoust (614)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I don't think it has to do with age or money. It should depend on the person's maturity level and the ability to handle responsiblities. They should also be able to keep their priorities in line. Sorry to speak so strongly of the subject; however, working at a doctors office, you see people every day young and old, rich and poor, with kids and they don't know how to take care of them.
• United States
27 Sep 08
I don't think having kids based on income has anything to do with it, you can have a child at any age past 45 so that factor negates women from waiting too late to start a family. Its whether you can provide love and protection for the child is what really matters. If you're not going to give yourself to your child then all the money in the world and all the medical science available isn't going to matter.
• United States
27 Sep 08
Children need more than just money. There are plenty of poor people who raise responsible children. There are plenty of rich people who have children in jail. I know 30 year olds who are horrible parents and have lots of money. I know some 17 year olds who have no money but are wonderful parents. It depends on the maturity of the person/people raising the child.