What do you think is a good age to start having children?

United States
December 20, 2007 12:21pm CST
I know that there is really no perfect age to have kids but I was just wondering what the world though. If I had to pick a good age for a woman to have childern insted of picking 1 perfect age I would pick an age range of 23-30 to start having children. In this age range many people are out of college and getting their careers started. Plus the womans body is good at this time for child bearing. But if a woman wants to have a child a little earlier or later that is just fine too. It's all up to the woman. What do You think?
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@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
23 Dec 07
I think a good age to start having children is between the ages of 20 and 25 provided that the parents are married and that they plan for it.
• United States
23 Dec 07
What does marraige have to do with anything? It's just a piece of paper.
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@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Dec 07
Is it? Seems no one has any values anymore. You're even condoning teen pregnancy. I believe in what the Bible teaches and although I don't adhere strictly to it I know when I've done wrong. The world would be a better place if everyone did what the Bible teaches but before you start flaming me, this is my opinion and you're free to express yours.
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
29 Dec 07
The right age is different for everyone. I know some people who were ready at 20, I wasn't ready until I was almost 30. I think the right time is when a woman feels ready for the responsibility and has a good support system to help her. It is very hard to do it alone or with little help. I think on average, the right age is probably in the 20's to early 30's. I know that is a wide range, but as I said, it is different for everyone.
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• United States
29 Dec 07
You make a good point, Silly. A strong support system is important when a couple starts having children. Parenting is not easy, and it is nice to have someone to talk to when times are tough.
@youless (104238)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Dec 07
I think it depends on. In my opinion, women at the age of 25 and men at the age of 30 is suitable to have a child. As at that time both of them are mature and the family finance is stable.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I think that question is kind of hard to answer because all people don't mature or make all of the sacrifaces of having children at the same rate at the same age.I think a good time frame is in the mid 20's of course I think it's good to enjoy being an adult for a while no strings attached without kids before making that type of committment. Once a person has children they will have to give up some things like you can no longer at the spare of the moment decide that you want to go out to an adult event, without first seeing that you have a trustworthy person who can keep your child. Or you cannot enjoy shopping anymore without first making sure that your baby had enough sleep,feed, etc while, before having a child you had the freedom to go as you please when you please.
• United States
23 Dec 07
You should do it when you're ready. It could be 16 or it could be 41. It's all up to the woman. My sister had her first at 20 and her 2nd at 24. I got sterilized not too long after my 29th birthday. I don't want kids, ever, so I knew that this was the only way to go.
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31 Dec 07
I agree with you Lady_Vincy and I had my 3 kids at 24, 26 and 28. I wanted to start my family in my early 20s as I felt that I was mature enough to deal with settling down and family life yet would still be young enough to be able to enjoy my own life again when the kids are teenagers.
@blueunicorn (2408)
• United States
26 Dec 07
There definitely is no perfect age for starting to have children. It all depends on the couple and their values. For me, I knew I wanted to have children young. My daughters were born when I was 26 and 28. I wouldn't want to start having them any later than that. I personally think 30 is pushing it on age, but that is me. Like I said, it's based on the values of the couple. My husband and I knew I was going to be a stay at home mom, so I didn't have to worry about getting a career established before having kids.