Precious Children

February 18th, 2013

Dad's Day 2012Recently I read an editorial by someone who thought "older parenting" was a terrible idea. I thought I dismissed her characterization of older parents out of hand, but when I could not STOP thinking about it and feeling defensive, I realized there was probably something in it for me.  Grudgingly, I went back and re-read the post. The author was, of course, someone capable of bearing children in the "usual" way. She did not state her age, but I'm guessing she was middle aged or more.  Her basic premise was this:  It's better for children to have parents who are in the 20s. It was not for any of the reasons I would have originally thought -- vigor, stamina, health, or fun… [more]