Having a child is a decision that requires much thought due to the enormous responsibility of raising a child. If you already have one child you may also be faced with the question of whether to have an additional child.
The debate on whether to have child number two is not an easy one to make. You may be asking yourself whether to remain with an only child or to get another child. The best thing to do is to analyze your circumstance by comparing the benefits against the reasons why you should not have the child. This, in addition with your personal preference can help you to make the decision on whether to have another child or not.
The decision of adding another child to the family is filled with mixed feelings. You may desire to have the child based on the benefits associated with having more children. At the same time you may be overwhelmed with the task of raising another child. It is sometimes confusing, and you may wonder if you are making the right choice and decision.
Reasons for not having a second child
These are some of the reasons why you may choose to have only one child.
The family may lack enough resources to be used in raising the child. It may not have enough finances to be used in the upbringing of the child.
Raising a child also requires commitment of time. You may find that you do not have enough time to commit to raising a child due to career. Another child may also take the time that would have been spent with your partner.
You may also find that you do not have emotional and physical energy to raise another child.
Reasons for having a second child
Despite the draw backs, there are some reasons that may make you desire to get a second child in the family. Some of them are:
You may have the desire to have a large family and to give the child siblings. This is especially so if you come from a big family and you have siblings as well. You may also desire for your child to have brother or a sister.
You may also get social pressure from family and friends, especially if those close to you are having other children. The child may also start asking for a sibling.
The debate on whether having another child or not is a personal one. People have different experiences and desire and families are also different. You should therefore analyze your situation and decide whether to have the child or not.