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  1 month ago

Do you think Parents are frowned upon when they decide to have a second child when their first child was born with disabilities?
Is it selfish of them to have another child?

Parents face a lot of scrutiny, criticism and maybe even feel guilt when they choose to have another child after their first child was born with disabilities.
It's possible, if it is a genetic component that can be passed on that the second child may also receive it, but it may also be a disease or illness that is not passed on.
I think parents get second looks from other people when they decide to go on and have another child without anyone really knowing the full story and there is a stigma felt.

Each family would be unique in their own decisions and circumstances, but I'm sure they feel the scrutiny.
It's a personal decision of the family and if they have a good support system of family and friends and they are fully aware of the 'chances', I don't think they are being selfish.

By Meghan Collie
Lifestyle Global News


  1 month ago
As in many other instances, I say.. to each their own. We are not to judge parents who decide to have a second child in this case, no more than we can judge anyone for their choices in any matter. We are not our 'brother's keeper'. Reply


  1 month ago
If you can afford* to have another child and have the necessary time and energy (just like any parent deciding to have another child should think about) than why not? People need to make their own family the way they want, no one should be able to tell you how to do that. Reply


  1 month ago
I think people have to make their own decisions as they face their own challenges Reply

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