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what factors should be considered?

1. are the parents in a stable relationship


2. can they provide ALL the childs needs


3. how many children do they want


4. ideal age gap


5. effect on careers


6. money

what is a stable relationship?

1. important


2. the word 'stable' suggests the relationship is steady,secure and happy.


3. it is a relationship based on love,care,trust, loyalty,comfort,respect,give and take



changes to lifestyle after having a baby?

1. social life


2. adapt employment


3. a baby brings joy and laughter to a home


4. baby requires constant care- late nights



advantages of being a younger parent?

fitter and healthier


more energy


greater life expectation


less risk of downs syndrome


younger grandparents

disadvantages of being a younger parent?

less secure financially


not confident/responsable enough


affects soical life


not settled in relationship


not enough time to get career and home organised

advantages of being an older parent

more likely to be secure financially- bigger home


more mature and patient


not particulary worried about social life


experienced more of life



disadvantages of being an older parent

longer to recover/ get back into shape


embrassed because older than childrens friends parents


downs syndrome


more tired/less energy

factors affecting parents choice to have more children?

1. health risks


2. size of home


3. salory


4. affects on career


5. may want to wait until 1st child is more independant



a and d of a small age gap (1-2 years)

a- good condition equipment and toys, less time away from career in the long run, more common interests, sleep at the same time-parents can rest, play together




d- poor pregnancy means noone to look after toddler, nappies are expensive, jealopusy- toddler tantrums, childcare is expensive, parents more tired

a and d of being an only child

a- less costly, parents able to give the chuld more attention, no sibling rivalry, easier to look after one child




d- difficulty sharing with other children, child may be lonely,jealous,spoilt

a and d of returning to full-time work

a- continue with career, enjoy company of other adults, greater salary- more luxuries, financially independent, may have felt lonely at home




d- childcare is expensive, pressure, missing out on milestones, misses children, little time to see them, the child can have a greater attatchemnt to their carer and this can be upsetting

a and d of part-time work

a- keep up to date with job, enjoy other adults company, still have precious time with child, parent has some control of childs routine, enables parents to attend social group (meet other parents), time off to catch up on chores




d- wage may not cover childcare costs, not luxuries, hard to balance, parent does not fully belong to either lifestyle

a and d of being a stay at home parent

a- total control of childs routine, special bond, see milestones, visit and socialise with other parents, keep family home organised, may recieve benefits




d- less income, lonely and miss adult conversation, isolated, little money for luxuries, find it hard to return to work, uni or college wasted