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    Default If you don't like other people's children...

    Why did you have children??
    I've read loads of people commenting that they only like their own children, not other people's. So that means before you had kids, you didn't like any... Sooo, why have kids, if you don't like kids? I seriously don't get it.
    Ploise explain

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    I'm not fond of other people's children.

    DS1 was the result of a contraceptive fail (gosh that sounds terrible).

    It's that simple really.

    Geez that really does sound like I'm a horrible person doesn't it!

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    No, not at all! There's nothing wrong with not liking/wanting kids. I'm just curious about it. Were you worried that you wouldn't like your own child?

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    I was more worried about knowing what to do with a baby having had very limited experience.

    I was quite happy to have an elephant pregnancy as I didn't feel ready to have a baby at 40 weeks. I would of happily kept him baking.

    He's taught me how selfish I once was and what's really important in life.

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    I always liked kids before I had kids. Now that I have kids, I much prefer mine over other people's kids.
    Some kids I like, some kids I don't.

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    I'm not a naturally maternal person, and I don't generally gravitate to other people's children. Eg I'm not likely to want to hold someone else's newborn, and am certainly not the person hanging around with kids at a party.

    Then my brother had a baby and I fell in love with her (she's 22 now). I knew that while I didn't love other people's children (or often like them) I was capable of loving children that were close to me.

    That's when I knew I would one day want children of my own.

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    I loved kids, until I had my own... now I just love mine. There are some kids I really like, but in general... not a huge fan.

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    I just find that I don't really know how to talk to kids?? But I'm not worried at all about by being able to talk to mine.

    I just haven't been around babies or kids that often. And sorry, but most kids are annoying

    But I always wanted my own kids! I thought I wanted two but now only want one. I had a horrible birth and BF experience and found being on maternity leave really hard. So I have no desire to do it again, and I'm happy with my one munchkin.

    Also a good private school in Melbourne is $25K a year!! And we like skiing holidays. So financially one is probably enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'm not a naturally maternal person, and I don't generally gravitate to other people's children. Eg I'm not likely to want to hold someone else's newborn, and am certainly not the person hanging around with kids at a party.
    Same for me. I didn't dislike kids and I thought they were cute and stuff, but I had no idea what to do with one and found most of them a little irritating after a while.

    However, I was well aware that I'd likely feel differently about my own kids.

    I also didn't just have a baby so I could have a cute kid to play with, I want a family long term and look forward to all stages of life with them. They won't be kids forever!

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    I've got the opposite problem - I became a teacher because I loved kids but now that I have my own, I find I have a lot less tolerance for other people's kids!

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