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We as a society are catching on: we don’t have to have kids. Any inkling to do so is either just evolution manipulating our hormones into making more people or outdated cultural norms that say that’s just what you do. We’re individuals. We can overcome our biological instincts. We are more than just centuries of genetic programming. If we don’t want kids, we aren’t going to let some hormones get the best of us. And we certainly don’t care if older generations call us selfish for not having children. We have more admirable pursuits in mind than just making babies. Hey, I get it. I’m not going to have kids. But, what does concern me is how many people decide not to have children because they had rough childhoods. I don’t think that should have anything to do with the choice. If you do decide not to have kids, it should be with a clear mind, free of baggage from the past. Here is why you shouldn’t let a rough childhood stop you from having kids.

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Most people had a tough childhood

First and foremost, if you were to ask everyone how their childhood was, I can almost promise you that most would say it was rough. And then, you probably personally know plenty of people who you believe are wonderful parents. Some of them may have had rough childhoods, and it isn’t impacting their ability to be great parents. Of all the great parents you see out there, I bet quite a few had rough childhoods.

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