5 Signs that You’re Not Ready to Have Kids

These days people are in a rush to do everything. That includes having children and starting their own family. Teens having multiple kids isn’t so uncommon anymore. More often than not, these people aren’t ready for kids. If you’ve began to consider having children, here are some signs to look out for that scream out, “Your not ready!” No Financial Stability. If you are living paycheck to paycheck and can barely afford to take care of yourself, then you are not ready to have kids. Babies are expensive. If you are struggling financially now, chances are you will lack the money needed to appropriately care for your child. Unsteady Relationship. Let’s face it, no relationship is perfect. If there are constant fights and break-ups between you and your partner, having a baby will only make it worse. Many couples will have a baby to attempt to strengthen their relationship. If this is one of your motives, then you are not ready. Selfish Reasoning. Take a moment and consider the reasons you want a child. Is it pressure from friends or family? Is it loneliness or even boredom? Be honest with yourself and if the reasons are shallow, then your most likely not ready. Career Pursuit. It’s entirely possible to have kids and a successful career, but it’s difficult at a young age. Especially for women. You will be dedicating the next eighteen years of your life to raising a child, and chances are it will at least slow your career plans down. If your career is your number one priority, you should reconsider having kids for a while. No Support. Raising a kid is hard work, and everyone needs help sometimes. Make sure you have friends or family that are there for you, and willing to help you out when your in need. Also, make sure you and your partner are in agreement. If you want a kid and he or she doesn’t, then forcing the issue and trying to rush it could be disastrous.

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