Why do so many parents refuse to be honest about how horribly stressful it is to raise children?

Is it widely known that research has demonstrated that marital quality declines after children come and that parents of some types of children develop depressive disorders? It seems to me that Americans are not having fully honest conversations about the experience of parenting. It can be horrible sometimes, and... afficher plus Is it widely known that research has demonstrated that marital quality declines after children come and that parents of some types of children develop depressive disorders?

It seems to me that Americans are not having fully honest conversations about the experience of parenting. It can be horrible sometimes, and people should stop looking at parenting as a default life choice; you don't HAVE to have kids anymore.
Mettre à jour: How many of the bleary-eyed optimists are raising a kid with oppositional-defiant disorder? And how often do prospective parents take into account that in spite of all the effort, their little angel could grow up to be--not just a defiant little brat--but a violent criminal. Most kids certainly don't turn... afficher plus How many of the bleary-eyed optimists are raising a kid with oppositional-defiant disorder?

And how often do prospective parents take into account that in spite of all the effort, their little angel could grow up to be--not just a defiant little brat--but a violent criminal. Most kids certainly don't turn out that way, but remember that every serial killer was a cute kid once.
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