Monday, July 07, 2008

Making A Baby

Many married couples nowadays do not make babies.

They want to enjoy their time with each other and don’t want a baby to wreck their blissful enjoyment.

To them, having a baby means misery as they would have to sacrifice a lot of stuff like frequent travelling, extravagant shopping habits, etc.

Babies are a supposed to be a bundle of joy. They may be burdensome to take care of, but there is also joy in carrying one and taking care of it.

Rich married couples delay their baby plans.

By the time they reach their 40s, they may not be able to conceive as easily as when they were in their prime late 20s and early 30s.

It’s an ironical thing. Those who make babies, can’t really afford to have them as they don’t earn much.

While those who can easily afford up to half a dozen babies, by virtue of their high income, don’t have a single one.


Blogger Singapore.Boy said...

Good point.

My sister and brother-in-law is a perfect example. My sister is already pushing 41 and they don't have a baby yet although they live in Australia with a high income job. I sometimes find myself worrying for them.

Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 3:50:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Somehow i have the perception that it is easier and less costly to make babies and raise up kids in Australia where there is so much more space than it is in cramped and squeezy Singapore. Property is cheaper in Australia. People who there who live on landed properties greatly outnumber those who live in apartments. i find it interesting that apartments in places like Gold Coast and Melbourne are more expensive than their normal landed houses (not those waterfront ones, of course). Unlike in Singapore where all landed properties are more expensive than the pigeon-holes.

Friday, July 11, 2008 at 9:17:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Las montañas said...

Yes, the environment in Singapore is not conducive to bringing up a child. Just might deprive a child of the childhood with the endless peer pressure, tuition...etc.

Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Las Montanas: i don't think claiming that the environment in Singapore is not conducive for bringing up a child is good enuff reason not to give birth to and bring up one. Whether a child will succumb to the the pressure that he goes thru is very much dependent on whether his parents are the nervy type or the relaxed type. There was an article in TODAY (Saturday, 07th July, 2008) about how a teacher himself just simply enroled his child to a nearby neighborhood school without bothering to send him to a "pressure-cooker" branded school.

Kiasu nervy parents exert pressure on their children to perform while relaxed parents don't.

Relax, take it easy. Let the child learn at his own pace. If he can't really fit into the normal conventional curriculum, he's probably good at something else. We shouldn't force them to be what they don't want to be. We can nudge and encourage. Important thing is to let them discover their gifts and talents and help them to nurture these gifts and talents to the maximum. Afterall, different kids have different strengths and weaknesses.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 12:21:00 PM GMT+8  

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