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Creating Your Perfect Family Size: How to Make an Informed Decision about Having a Baby
by Alan Singer (Goodreads Author)
Answers to one of the most important decision a family can make This groundbreaking book offers answers to crucial questions that have a large impact on family success and well-being. The author has been researching and treating couples for more than twenty years, addressing such critical issues as: When should you have kids? How many and why? Can you afford a family? What ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Jossey-Bass
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This book is a good, short look at different thought processes that go into having a family. The author presents many things to think about when making such a weighty decision. Some may say that this is common sense, that people don't need a book to tell them to consider these things before bringing another life into the world, but I disagree. If this stuff was common sense there would be less unwanted children in the world, probably less divorce and child abuse. It definitely got me thinking ab ...more
I made myself finish it. I kept waiting for that aha moment, but there was none. This was basically just an education about different family sizes and statistics on the same. I felt as if everything I read, I already thought about/realized. Was not very helpful to figure out the question of having more kids or not.
I think that this is a great idea for a book, but the way it was presented was really shallow. I don't think that the self-assessments were very good either; they seemed like reading comprehension questions. I think that Singer was very fair and open-minded about the issue, and maybe this book has helped some people, but I wasn't crazy about it.