ANSWERS: 100
  • I would never want to abort my inner child since that is the only child that I ever had in my life: that I know of, whoops.?.!.
  • 100%, absolutely, best thing that every happened to me. If I could go back in time I would have had children earlier in my life and I would have more. No question about it.
  • Yes I would want to have children. I wish I would have known how much it would take out of me emotionally to see them have health issues and also how difficult is to let them go when they go to college.
  • My kids are the best thing I have ever done in life....so the answer would be YES! :)
  • I would have the children in the past, present, or the future. I think kids are great!
  • Absolutely! There is nothing in this world, like seeing that creation that looks half like you and half like your spouse! Nothing quite like hearing those 1st words (Da-Da), or nothing like that first hug! Then, a little later, seeing them grow into fine, beautiful young men and women, (and, thankfully, looking and acting like their Mother, LoL)! I would have children a millions times over!
  • A few year ago I may have said no, but today I know that my children are the best thing that happened to me and I am so grateful to have them in my life. Being a parent brings me immense joy and I am thankful for the blessing.
  • I've probably got a few years on most of you. Don't have any children, that I'll acknowledge-as the saying goes. But decades ago, I remember a question about this issue in "Dear Abby". She said something equilivant to "No matter what decision you make, you'll always wonder if it was right. " With the benefit of experience and talking to others over time I will unequivicabally say that she was precisely on target.
  • I swear to God, I would do it again. She's the best thing I've ever helped to create
  • Absolutely YES... I do not know or have I ever known, to my knowledge anyone who would say that. Even through the hardest of times, and there have been plenty,would I ever want to erase their existence. no way no how..p.s. where did they poll these people who said that, do you know? or what study was that? thank you.
  • Yes, I wish I could go back and have more! Greatest adventure I've ever had!
  • Oh yes. I love my daughters. I regret I started having kids too late. I wanted another, but waited too long. Then I got pregnant too late, and lost it. Sigh. Still, I can always hope for grandchildren.
  • This is a good question. If I went back..no I would not have had children. I love my children with all my heart...but given the choice again...no
  • Yes I would still have children.
  • If that is true (and I find it extremely difficult to believe) then I pity the children of those 70%. Of course I would have a child again. Statistics sometimes can be "adjusted" to tell any kind of story you want..some studies are valid, some are phony..children deserve to be wanted..they don't deserve to be wished away by parents who can't be bothered, or wish they weren't bothered. How ironic..the millions of dollars that some people pay for artificial insemination, surrogate mothers, adoption..and the incubation chambers who have the nerve to call themselves "mothers" who would wish their children would simply go away! :(
  • I would definitely have children again - maybe not the children I have, though, maybe easier to get along with children. High-maintenance kids are exhausting. I sure wish I had had that term when they were small.
  • I would not change a thing. I love and appreciate all 4 of my daughters. My heart would burst into a thousand pieces if I ever lost them.
  • No question about it. I might do things a little differently, but I would definetely do it all over again.
  • Absolutely. It was the...jolt...I needed back into reality.
  • No, I wouldn't. I love them dearly, but I have always known that I am not cut out to be a good parent. I am merely sufficient.
  • Yes ,I adore my children and my Wife.I would do it again.But if I could go back in time I would sit down with the young ME and say pend more time with your family.It is the MOST important thing and life is VERY short!!
  • No question, I would have my daughter again.
  • I would have waited until I was older so that I wouldn't have struggled as much when my oldest daughter was little. But, I would still have children. I always knew I wanted to be a mommy.
  • I don't believe that study and I think your responses here prove it to be misleading. I would absolutely have my son again even if it meant having to live my exact same life over again with all the mistakes I've made. He is not among my mistakes.
  • The only thing I would change is waiting until I was older to have them.
  • No, I wouldn't go back in time. I'm happy with the kids I have now. Boy (12), girls (6 & 7) Wouldn't change a thing.
  • No way. I could never have gotten through my 20's without my son. And now, my dughter. Gosh. They are my light. I wouldn't change a thing about my life.
  • I would go back and still have my kids, I would just chose another person to have them with!! I love my kids..their father however..another story
  • I would have children yes, however I would have had only one and later in life. With someone else. Now they are here I wouldn't trade either of them in and trying hard not to trade their father in, either. :P
  • Although I love my children dearly and do not regret them, I still would have chosen not to have them if I would have known everything then that I know now.
  • i think i would still have my children but i deffantly would have waited until i was older and got to live a little
  • Of course I would. I love my boys. But every time I have another I promise myself not to get my wife pregnant again. She is pregnant with our third and hates me again as usual. Oh well.
  • I always wanted to have children, and I would have had more if I could. I cannot even imagine life without them.
  • yes i would..my kids are my life..although i would change a few things...for one i wouldnt spoil them rotton as i did when they were litte..i only have 2 and i started at 18 i didnt want to be old and have a family i wanted to grow up with them and thats what i did
  • If I could go back with the knowledge and experience I have now yes, I would most definitely have my son again and probably have more as well. Without the knowledge and experience I have now, although I love my son and feel he is the best thing in my life, I would probably choose a different path.
  • Absolutely but I'd make a much better choice of a partner to do it with.
  • No I wouldn't.
  • Yes, certainly. But as a male, I did not do the hard work...
  • ha, im not touching this one... my children might be reading
  • My boys are my life, you're darn right I do it over!
  • I would indeed have all three of my girls no doubts there !!!!
  • Great question Nelson! Oh yes, I DEFINITELY would----I could not wonder what my life would be like without my two little daughters----they have changed my life (as well as my wife's life) for the better. Our world is full of laughter now, and seeing them develop each day is a reward in itself. They give us so much love and sweetness. If you asked me "Would I have more children now?", I would answer "Yes" right away, but my wife and I have settled on just two (for now!). :)
  • My son has grown to be a true valued friend as well as my child. I would never give up having him in my life.
  • Knowing what I know now, I don't think I would. My child has suffered with illnesses since she was born and was just diagnosed with juvenile rhuematoid arthritis. I love her and she is the light of my life, but it kills me to watch a kid suffer and to have their childhood stripped from them and have it be completely out of your control.
  • I would not go back. I have 1-child and had a hysterectomy almost 3yrs ago after that 1st child. I am thankful everyday that I have a child and so be it if it's just one child. I can adopt, boy, girl, my choice...and my child would be happy to have a brother or sister around to play and grow up with.
  • there are times in my life that i may feel one way or the other my daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me but being that her father is 15 years older than me and he has three other kids by two previous marriges and one crazy mother, when we get into an agument i often wonder what my life would have been like if i didnt get pregnant and wasnt forced to marry him.
  • Hell yes! I can't imagine being without them.
  • Yes I would and I choose to have even more
  • My ex had three children when we married, and we had two more. They are now grown, and very kind, loving and successful people. I would no more change that than I would saw off my own arm with a rusty cross-cut saw.
  • Of course, They were a suprise, but the best. I am a much better person because of them. I MIGHT have waited a little longer though, don't really want to think about it.
  • oh yes..............but in the same way.........I waited till I was 40 before I had my daughter. I was glad I did.....I definitely wasn't mature enough to have her earlier.
  • Yes, I would have them again, but I might have waited a couple more years- went to college- had a good solid foundation before having them. My kids are great,though and I love them.
  • Yes, I would definitely have children again!!!!! I can't imagine my life without them (even though I definitely have my moments...)
  • Yes, I would do it all again.
  • Intellectually, no. I would not want children again. Emotionally? I can't imagine life without my kids.
  • Wow. Yes. I mean, if I could go forward in time, I would.
  • Of course. Always worth the time and energy.
  • I would, but I would have waited longer.
  • I love my daughter so much. I wouldn't want to go through life without her.
  • I have three, and they are my biggest blessing but also the hardest thing I have ever done. If I could do it over again, I would definitely have them, but I would wait longer to have the first one ( I would wait until I was 27-28) then have the other two as soon as possible after that, so I could have had a chance to have some fun in life first, and then get it all over with within a few years instead of spacing them out so far, prolonging the hard early stages.
  • i would yes i love my kids to bits an nothink would change that as there my life an i couldent do owt with out them.
  • yes i would, i have four and have had so much fun and joy with them, i wouldnt change a single moment of it.
  • I'll answer this today, 'cause my son has been nearly human. If I wait till tomorrow, when my teenage boy acts his age :S , I'll probably change my mind. NOT Sooo, yes, I would do it again. Only difference? I would have them one after the other, and not wait 8 years between my daughters (23 and 22) and my son (14).
  • I would but i would wait till i was married and a little older. I love my daughter very much and would not be me without her, but I know alot of things would be different if she was not around and sometimes i am curious as to how much different it really would be. But yes I would. I would more then likely have ended up with someone else's baby and not my ex's.
  • Although I was not in a good place in life when I had my first two, they made my life better. My only regret is that I didn't treasure every second that I could with each one of them. I have three children, with our nine year old son the youngest of the three. The two older children are 20 and 19 and I can't get over the fact that I can't continue (s)mothering them! It is an absolute truth that children grow up faster than one thinks. That said, I divorced the biological father of my first two children because I had grown to dislike him so much I was terrified my children would think I was a shrew. My reasons were valid and sound, proven by the reality that he rarely called them, and even more rarely paid child support. My permanent husband, and my childrens' real father, is solid, funny, productive, and loving to all of us. I have no regrets except for the aforementioned. Also, had I not gone through the experiences I had, I'd never had given my husband a second look, no matter how handsome he is - rather, because he's so handsome! But it's true that someone can be handsome, desireable, and very, very sweet and loving. I do wish I'
  • Yes I would. It is the lousy ex-partner I would change
  • YES! I WOULDNT WANT TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT THEM!LIFE WOULD BE EMPTY WITHOUT THEM!I LOVE THEM SO SO MUCH!!
  • Guess I'm weird. I never had kids but would love to have them. That isn't happening unless I drop my current g/f and hook up with a younger woman.
  • yes. my son is in the terrible 2s and he does more for my emotional wellbeing than my wife.
  • I have five children. Two are married. I have a 17 year old daughter, a 16 year old son, and 13 year old son still at home. I would absolutely have them again if I had to do it all over again. My life would have been so much less rich without their beautiful spirits and personalities. My oldest was very strong willed and hard to raise (it was really just his personality) but I learned how to love him just the same and it made me a more mature and caring person. He is so grateful that I didn't give up on him. I would be so self-centered if I had not had others to care for. I am naturally self-centered and am so glad I had to live for others for a while. After 20 years of child-rearing, I'm glad I had them to motivate me. Now, I am looking forward to other things like more poetry writing, music, and art as well as helping others, but I also have some great friends (my kids) and their wives and children and they love me back..they cheer me, encourage me and bless me. They are an incredible investment in your future as well as a joy to watch as they go through the stages of life and begin to make their own way. They are also a lot of hard work and I have spent many hours in tears and prayers...but it was and still is well worth it!
  • Absolutely, but I wish we could be grandparents first and take what we know now back to when we had them :)
  • 70%?!?! That is WAY higher than I would have ever imagined. No wonder child abuse is so prevelant!!!! I adore my children. They are FANTASTIC human beings! There is no way in hel I would ever want to be rid of them.
  • if we hadn't had children, we'd have had more time for ourselves, our own interests, and our own relationship. i can see why those 70% might have felt as though they had lost some things by having children. however, my two children give me so much love and hope and inspiration that their being means so much more to me than any possible more selfish loss that i might have experienced.
  • Absolutely I would do it again. In fact, if I wasn't in such ill health and afraid I might not live long enough to raise the one I've got, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I wouldn't just do it because I love my child either. I think I am a better, less selfish person for having her. Having kids makes you stretch yourself further than you thought you were capable of stretching. I never thought I could go a night without sleep. I found out I was capable of sitting up through two years of nights without sleep. With a sick child, she just didn't sleep. Now I know I am capable of doing more than I thought I could, and that is a real confidence builder. But I think that if we stopped equating discipline with abuse, people would be a lot happier being parents. When you take all the tools away for dealing with innappropriate behavior, and allow kids to start running the family, being a parent isn't much fun. While we don't want kids being beaten and abused, no one ever died of a swat on the tush. And abuse can happen with no physical contact whatsoever. Verbal abuse is sometimes more damaging than physical abuse. And I think it is healthier for any kid to get a swat on the tush and have parents that are happy to have them than to have no physical discipline and have parents that wish they didn't exist. I also think that the media encourages us to stay selfish children far into adulthood and parenthood. I stopped getting any of the parenting magazines, because after reading them I felt unhappy being a parent. It didn't take long to see the spin in the magazine was to make parents unhappy, so that once again their advertisers could swoop in with a cure. If I didn't read the magazine, I didn't feel unhappy, even though I was spending my nights sitting up in a chair with a sick child who had had a stroke, an aneurysm, a brain tumor, brain surgery, 15 mths of chemotherapy, and severe reflux caused by the damage to the nerves in her stomach from the stroke. I was also nursing my mother through chemo at the same time. If I didn't feel unhappy in that situation, what right did the parenting magazines have to make me feel unhappy and unsatisfied?
  • i would definitely have my 4 children again, and again and again. i have learnt more about me because of them than i could ever learn without them.
  • I would never go in time to change anything about my son and daughter. They are the most important things to me.
  • I wouldn't change anything. I live alone and my three daughters are the center of my life.
  • Since i'm still a kid myself i don't have any kids yet lol but i think I know why so many people said they wouldn't have kids.. I think it's become a cultural thing in our society to have kids... some people just have them because "it's the thing to do" our culture is we fall in love we get married we have kids...and so many people don't realize what they're actually doing..it takes time, love, patience and a million other things to raise children and so many people aren't ready or just blatantly aren't cut out to be parents. That's why so many times parents just pawn there kids off to nannys, babysitters, or daycare and I find it really sad. It seems like they think people will look down on them if they don't have kids..like oh what a life wasted but please don't have kids because it's what you're expected to do. please people don't have children unless you absolutely want them and have time for them.
  • having my son was the best thing that ever happened to me. I wish I could have had more than 1 but I was blessed to have had him..he was my miracle baby and I was never supposed to concieve him. I would NEVER change anything.
  • I would but I would have waited until I was older to have them
  • I love my son. But if I went back in time I would not have a child. He was a surprise, but I would never get rid of him if I had a choice now. I feel so guilty.
  • I have two children and if I could go back in time yes I would children again. My children are the are the reason for who I am.
  • Yes I would still have my daughter. I love her too good to erase her from the world!
  • I would if I could have the same 2 children as I have now! They are grown men with children of their own and every trial and tribulation that we went through as parents was worth it. AND it is fun to see them realzing how difficult parenting is. I wouldn't miss that for the world.
  • Yes most definatly.
  • I love my kiddos so much, I was scared about having my second child, my kids are 10 months apart and I was 18 but watching them grow has been the best thing in the world, they are about to be 4 and 5. I am so thankful for them, silly kids. Now trying for No. 3! I would definitely do it again, even as young as I was or am!!!
  • i would absolutely have children again. I would however, wait a year or two more. I had my 3 children in 5 years starting in the spring of my sast year of schooling. This meant we went from a training based life to a life full of parental responsibilitie and nver had any real adult enjoyment time.
  • Yes, I love my kids...but sometimes I wish I could be raising them with a different partner. I doubt anybody ever would regret having their kids...they are probably more likely to regret having them with a particular mate. However, it is complicated, because my kids remind me of my husband and they carry many of its traits. I love them, but I don't really love him, and yet I do, because my kids are in him and he is in my kids.......Choose your husband or wife well and you will never regret having kids
  • I had my first child at 18 years old and despite the fact that I was young it has made me love life all the more! I now have two children and I feel like they keep me feeling young! I wouldn't change a thing.
  • There is no way I would change anything about how I had my son, whom I had him with, the time I had him or my son himself. Nothing is perfect but this is a damn close as I am going to get.
  • I would NEVER go back and see my life without my kids... There are times where I thought that life might have been easier had I not had them... But what is worth doing, when it is done because it was easy? Almost nothing! I wouldn't give my kids up if I could AND someone offered me anything in the world to do it.
  • I would most likely have a few more than I do now. Of couse I would have the children with my current love of 13 years not my x she devil.:)
  • I wouldn't change my children for anything, although would change a lot of other stuff, if i did change anything tho, then they might not be here so my answer would be no i wouldn't change a thing!!!! I don't think that kids stop you from doing the stuff you really want to do maybe some every day things like going out you have to sacrifice, Its only better when you do get the chance !!
  • Of course, I would have them again.
  • My kids are grown, they are awesome, amazing individuals. I wouldn't trade a moment of not having them. Ever! Sure, there are things I would do differently, but that would be along the lines of spending more time with them, etc. I have friends who's kids are so monstrous that if I had them, I would be looking for a return label...
  • in a heart beat. I wish I could afford to have more now.
  • No............ I love my children dearly and would not be without them now, but if i had my time again i wouldnt of had any
  • They created thier children and either ignored them, did not bring them up right and the children suffer and then end up going to hell most likely because they don't believe in Jesus. I hope these parents have regret
  • I would do it again, without a thought!!!!! what would life be without their little faces?
  • I would, definitely, do it again without hesitation.

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