It should be OK for parents to express regret about having children
Just how many people lament having kids? It's a common human experience, yet in an era of baby worship, the idea that some parents could regret having children is undeniably taboo. So Jenna Abetz and Julia Moore, who are researchers interested in identity and parenthood, wanted to understand better how a parent may experience this emotion. To their surprise, they received a wealth of answers on a popular, anonymous social media site that indicated a range of complexities surrounding parental decisions.