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Old 09-04-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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How could I ever regret having such amazing, wonderful people in my life?
 
Old 09-04-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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How could I ever regret having such amazing, wonderful people in my life?
I was looking for the stats about the percentage of parents who wouldn't do it if they had to do it over.

I mean, it's not for everyone and yet the vast majority of people reproduce.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I don't think too many people are going to admit they wish they didn't have their kids (even if someone really felt that way).
 
Old 09-04-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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I was looking for the stats about the percentage of parents who wouldn't do it if they had to do it over.

I mean, it's not for everyone and yet the vast majority of people reproduce.
I suspect that would be very few. I don't think I've ever met anyone who has said they wouldn't do it over. If anything it seems more people regret not having more children or never having one, although I think most people who never have kids only go through a short time of regretting that but move on and become just fine again with that decision.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I do not regret having my 3 kids.

I will say that having kids was both the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me.

The worst in that it's hard as hell, my time is not always my own, my decisions are not always my own, etc. It forces you to be less selfish, and you are always always "on."

The best in that I have felt love I could never have imagined, and my kids are fascinating, funny people who have taught me a ton and who I enjoy being around.

No regret, though. Not a bit.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 03:57 AM
 
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100% NO. Having my daughter has been the greatest blessing in my life (along with marrying my husband).
 
Old 09-05-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"Do you regret having kids?"

I don't; do you?
 
Old 09-05-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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When my first was born, yes, I did. That was postnatal depression though, and not an overall reflection of parenthood itself. Now, with a healthy mind, absolutely not.

I do think some parents do (with a clear mind, regret having children), but you won't get many (or any) actually admitting it. One of the ultimate taboos.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Not yet.....LOL.
And hopefully I never do, I hope to never turn into a person that would regret my kids.

Sure there are selfish "moments" where I wished it was all about my wants for a few minutes, but those pass and I get and give more snuggles and kisses.
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