Many married couples are deciding not to have children. It is not only about the fact that they do not want to bring children into the world. It is not only about the harsh and uncertain world that we live. Nor is it entirely about families having to have two incomes. It is a combination of all three. Many couples are criticized and speculated for not wanting to have children. However, they are making the lifestyle choice that is best for them.
When a couple makes the decision not to have children they are not only going against nature but they are going against the traditional family structure. Many people look at the act of not bring children into the world as selfish because so they assume that the adults would rather have their lives to themselves. However, that is rarely the case. In most situations where a couple decides not have children they are making the choice because they do not think that they life they lead would be a good environment for a child to be in. Perhaps the parents work all the time, perhaps they travel a lot. Perhaps they are very focused on their careers. No matter what the case, they are making the decision to protect a child that would not get the attention or the time that they needed.
Many adults who are of child bearing age grew up in a home where one parent was at home. The thought of having their own child in daycare is not something that they want to do. Therefore, they make the decision not to have children and have children. Or, parents grew up in a home where their parents were not always present, and they know that they could only provide that kind of environment for their children so they make the decision to not have children.