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Why I Don’t Want Kids: 5 Common Misconceptions

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Maybe it’s because I recently entered my thirties, but I’ve been thinking a lot about how people react when I say that I don’t want children. I have gotten some reactions that feel judgmental or patronizing. Very often though, people react with kindness, acceptance, and curiosity even if they don’t fully understand my perspective. Most of the misconceptions I’ve chosen to address in this article have come…

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Brynne Schroeder, PhD

Brynne Schroeder, PhD

College professor. Human development researcher. Community engagement specialist. Lover of sci-fi, soccer, and doughnuts.