There are many reasons why people don’t have children. I think unless they specifically ask for our opinion, we should respect their privacy. If they do ask, we should do more listening than talking.

1) “Don’t your parents want Grandchildren?

2) “You’ll regret when you are old.”

3) “Children give purpose to life.”

4) “Ah, time is going oh.”

5) “Who will carry your family name?”

6) “It’s because she did abortion when she was younger.”

7) “Sorry.”

8) “As them fine reach, them no get pikin.”

9) “Stop being selfish.”

10) “When I was your age, I already had two kids.”

11) “Maybe God is punishing you.”


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