Is It Better to Be a Parent at an Older Age?

Parents are becoming older than they used to be. Studies are showing that the average age of parents has risen recently. There are clear positives and negatives to this trend that I want to get into. Having older parents can mean more experienced parents. Older people (typically) are more financially stable, more patient, and have likely thought the decision to have kids through for many years. They also have probably been living in one spot for an extended period of time. The negatives to older parents have been coming up in studies lately. There have been developmental disorders with children born to older mothers. Older parents also means an increased risk that they might die in their child’s early years.

Overall, I think that having older parents is better. They are more responsible and stable individuals. To read more about this discussion check out a story titled, “The Case Against Older Parenting”.

Do you think it is a good thing that the average age of parents has gotten older?

Trick or Treating: How to Know You’re Too Old

Now that October’s main holiday attraction has come and gone we can focus our views on Thanksgiving. However, a question was posed through a recent post on Empowering Parents that I thought was interesting. How old is too old for trick or treating? People seem to weigh in quite differently when asked about this topic, and I’d like to know what you think? How old is too old for kids to be trick or treating?