WHAT DOES CHILD-FIRST FAMILY PLANNING LOOK LIKE?
Child-first family planning: The best way to protect your future.
The Atlantic has for some time published a thoughtful series of articles analyzing the reasons people decide to have children. It's unfair to generalize about such a large body of work, but at Having Kids we think there is a sometimes express and usually implied norm...read more
Trump and his supporters want taxpayers to pay women to have more kids because it will mean more consumers and demand for big business, cheaper labor in the future as workers compete for jobs, and more taxpayers. What looks like a helping hand to parents is actually...read more
When you read stories about thousands of scientists urging us to take action now to mitigate disastrous climate change, it’s hard to know exactly what to do.read more
Child-First Family Planning Up Close: One family’s story, protecting our future
Anne and Matt deliberately planned a fair start for their child. They had both grown up in large families and had first-hand experience with the dilution of and competition for parental time, attention, and resources. They wanted Ellen to have the options and opportunities they hadn’t had. Anne and Matt also wanted to have the time and resources to give back to others in their community – through volunteering, teaching, donating, and nonprofit work. By the time they chose to start their family, Anne and Matt were receiving help and support from a variety of sources, ranging from employer-based health insurance to hand-me-down clothes from colleagues. But we can do better. With the child first Fair Start family planning model, even more children can have a fair start.
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