The Case for Chil­dren: Why Par­ent­ing Makes Your World Better

  • From the Publisher
April 30, 2012
As an entire gen­er­a­tion of guilt-trip­ping-grand­moth­ers-in-wait­ing are pray­ing impa­tient­ly for a lit­tle bun­dle of joy (or two or three) to coo and cud­dle, their daugh­ters and sons aren’t coop­er­at­ing. Through­out the West­ern world, young men and women are doing every­thing in their prime repro­duc­tive years except repro­duce. Nev­er before in human his­to­ry have birth rates inten­tion­al­ly fall­en so far, so fast and in so many places.

We are aging faster than any func­tion­ing soci­ety has ever aged and if present sub-replace­ment fer­til­i­ty birthrates con­tin­ue, the result could be a new type of fam­i­ly unit – the only bio­log­i­cal rel­a­tives for a lot of peo­ple will be their ances­tors.

This ground­break­ing book explores the ben­e­fits that par­ent­hood brings to indi­vid­u­als and soci­ety and pro­vides strong evi­dence that con­tra­dicts many mod­ern myths of Par­ent­hood. Quite sim­ply, par­ent­hood makes your world phys­i­cal­ly, mate­ri­al­ly, and spir­i­tu­al­ly better. 

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