No one said having children was something that is easy. In fact, should you decide to take on the responsibility of having children, then you will be in for the adventure of your life. There are many people who have had children but only a fraction of those individuals could really have been considered to be parents. Some have learned the lesson the hard way that raising children may not be as easy as it looks as an outside observer.
The Art of Raising Children
There are countless books, articles, essays, about the fundamentals of raising children. Every single one of them are both right and wrong. The thing is what may work for one child is not going to work that well for another. Parents who have raised more than one child will understand that, when they realize that the tricks that they used for their other children do not work.
Being a parent is a second job to itself. You are molding a life, a future member of society, and really leading them to be the best that they can be. But no pressure, right? Actually there is a fair deal of pressure that is linked with being a parent. The sad and sick part is some parents crack. It is not the fault of the children per say, it is just not that everyone is cut out to be a parent.
Do not feel pressured into having children. You do not need to have children until you are completely ready to be fully committed to. It is rather sad that people are judged on the fact of whether or not they have children, how many children they have, and everything that goes along with that. Being a parent is a task that requires commitment and not something that you jump right into in a half hearted manner.
After all, aren't you bringing another life into the world? An innocent person who has done nothing to anyone, and does not deserve to be punished for the sin of being born. The most mature decision someone can make is wait until they are completely ready to tackle the adventure of parenting. Do not feel the need to be pressured into having children in some desperate need to make sure your life is whole.
Raising children is an adventure, not to mention a responsibility that is not to take lightly. In the end, the great reward is seeing what said child is going to grow into in the end, knowing that you were there to help them move on that journey. You cannot get anywhere in life without a solid foundation and a child's parents offers that foundation.