The #1 Reason Why People Have Children

Reason to have children

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Did you ever think of the reason why you wanted to have kids?

Interestingly, there’s a survey conducted on Reddit about the #1 reason why people have little bundle of joy.

Some are funny. Some are serious.

I randomly pick some and share with you.

Here they are:

“Someone to play LEGOs with.”

“Before kids I was entirely convinced I neither wanted or needed them. I found out I wanted kids only after I had them.

And you will never know unconditional love like a 3 year old who crawls into bed with you at 5am on a Saturday, snuggles up with a wet kiss and says “I love you daddy” and dozes off. The entire center of your world shifts.”

“They’re pretty damned entertaining.”

“I want kids because there’s so much I can learn from their perspective. Every question they ask me will be an opportunity for the both of us to learn something new, and learning -how- they learn will be of inestimable value to me.”

“Making someone happy in this world is easy. You can give someone a gift, or help them when their car breaks down, or even just throw out a compliment to make them happy. But having a child and raising them their whole life and helping them grow, and giving them a happy life, that’s hard, and a way better reward.”

What?

You want to know the reason why I have kids?

You are one nosy person, aren’t you?

Okay, I’ll share but promise you won’t laugh.

In fact, my wife and I wanted to have kids when we felt the timing was right. After all that was the next logical thing to do after getting married. Everybody is doing it. What else to do if not to have kids?

That’s why.

But after having J and K, I only came to realize that children teach us about life and love. There’s so much to learn about yourself with children around. Things that might go otherwise unnoticed if you don’t have kids. Not to mention we parents must learn to be kids again.

Since you are a parent too, I believe you understand what I mean.

(Anyway, I share in details what the kids have taught me in “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.” I can tell you it’s no fun to let the kids reveal your weaknesses.)

Enough about me.

What about you? What’s your #1 reason?

It’s tough being a parent. And reminding ourselves why we have kids keeps us in the right perspective.

If you want to have stress-free, happy parenting, learn how by checking out “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.”

More details at:

http://www.parentwonder.com/nonconformists-guide/

Find out how and be the best parent you can be.

About Abel Cheng

I am a work-at-home father and chauffeur to my 2 children. I love simple living and my latest passion is healthy eating. Lastly, I am the founder of ParentWonder, which shares tips on becoming better parents.