Becoming a Parent in Your 30’s
The choice of what age to become a parent is completely a personal choice. Some people choose to have their children in their 20’s while others choose to wait until they are in their 30’s. Is there a right age and a wrong age as to when you should start having children? No, there isn’t. If you are in your thirties and want to become a parent, you do have some things that are on your side. Here is what you should know about becoming a parent in your 30’s.
Settled in Your Career– It is a sad fact but a good number of employers do not treat women who have children the same as women who do not have children. These employers like to have the mentality that it should always be business as usual with no distractions, no disruptions. Also, if you are in your 30’s, you have gotten most things out of the way like living your life, completing your education, establishing your career and attaining your independence.
More Mature– When you are in your thirties you are more mature than you were in your twenties. In your 20’s, your life may have been centered on hanging out with friends, taking college classes and sleeping until noon. However, now that you are older, you have a much different outlook on life. Now, your life is probably centered on your marriage, your career and your finances.
Older and Healthier– In your earlier years, health may not have been a priority for you. You probably ate what you wanted, when you wanted and exercise was not on your daily list of things to do. Now, you more than likely eat three balanced meals a day, exercising on a regular basis and taking vitamins on a daily basis.