As if Millennials hadn’t already stopped having children, they now at least have a reason apart from never dating and never leaving their parents’ houses, according to the results of a study performed at the University of Melbourne. Research suggests that having that second child makes the risk to the parents’ mental health “exponentially greater” than if they had just one.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 17, 2018
Here’s some of the shocking news that the researchers uncovered; parents might want to sit down for this: “a second child doubles parents’ time pressure, adding further stress to their lives and negatively affecting their mental health.” But it not only doubles the time pressure — it’s far worse than that.
Christian Gollayan reports in the New York Post:
Bianca Rodriguez, a marriage and family therapist, says the study’s findings are consistent with her professional experience.
“It’s been said that having one child is what you’d expect but having two is like having 10,” Rodriguez, who’s based in Los Angeles, told The Post. “This is because the amount of attention required for two children is not doubled, it’s exponentially greater because now you have the added dynamic between the children to manage.”
And yet so many women do manage it, and do it very well.
You have to read all the way to the end to get to the researchers’ recommendation: “The study advises ‘collectivizing childcare’ and investing in school buses, lunch programs and more flexible work policies so fathers can have a bigger role at home.”
Collectivizing childcare? So, it does take a village to raise a child after all? Hillary was so wise.
A *child’s* mental health not mentioned once in the article. https://t.co/PwirobrzOm
— Eleanor Nicolás (@evnicolas) December 17, 2018
nowhere in this article does it clarify what criteria the researchers used to judge “mental health” but it repeatedly equivocates a negative impact on mental health with an equally squishy category of “stress levels” so I’m calling bullshit https://t.co/kksux1GNGA
— Princess Fire Bird (@SunglassPri) December 17, 2018
Yeah, “higher stress levels” seem to be the mental illness they’re talking about.
They should study stronger people. https://t.co/D6WKpJxrf7
— Matthew Harkrider (@MHark) December 17, 2018
Having a second (and then a third!) child has been one of the best parts about my life. The only thing crazy is how crazy in love that I am with all of them. https://t.co/bRRWhmEzzd
— Karina Tabone (@Illustr_Prayer) December 17, 2018
Since I have 4, my mental health is basically screwed 😂😂😂 https://t.co/ncy4KxKmB3
— Ryan Welch (@RyWelch6) December 17, 2018
Child #4 took a hit on my sanity. But, it's not about ME. I'm still chugging along just fine. My wife and I sacrifice sleep, personal time, money, vacations, etc…why not a bit of mental health, too?
However, the joy we get from our kids more than makes up for the sacrifices.
— G.R. Hall (@Garrett_R_Hall) December 17, 2018
I just did a study of a parent with 4 children by asking myself a question. Do I love my four daughters? Yes. Am I happy with them? Yes. Is it sometimes difficult to raise four children? Yes…and duh! https://t.co/9oa5cyVU5X
— Adam Mitchell (@JA_Mitch) December 17, 2018
Quick, someone get this man some grant money!
Having 8 has helped my mental health greatly! https://t.co/w9OsjXKdiz
— davideprince (@davideprince) December 17, 2018
My sister is the greatest gift my parents every gave me. https://t.co/7UCwf7lgTt
— Fiacresgirl (@fiacresgirl) December 17, 2018
I bet the writer of this article has no kids and is owned by her cats
— Joe H. (@TemplarOrder8) December 17, 2018
That’s a man, baby.
Why do libs hate kids. Is it because they are very selfish people?
— Todd Knight (@ToddKni92722118) December 17, 2018
Because they consume precious planetary resources and contribute to man-made climate change, duh.
Citing an Australian study that provides none of the data for their conclusions.
Nor the owner of the study
Nor the amount of parents studied
I'm lazy, but even I would cite sources#journalismisdead
— Navy Spook (@cwgable) December 17, 2018
— Andy (@CountrySquire76) December 17, 2018
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) December 17, 2018
Delete your account. https://t.co/mKoGcUHfgl
— Conservative Review (@CR) December 17, 2018
As written by a lonely incel.
Children and family are empirically the only things that keep people sane and society intact.
Why do you think we've been run over by the SJWs and leftists? Because they successfully destroyed the concept of family.
— RIP Star Wars (@RIP_SW) December 17, 2018
Here’s a special shout-out to all the breeders out there making it happen.
Narrative BUSTED?! Study finds even feminists are most attracted to THIS type of man (WOKE men hardest hit) https://t.co/wlGTXRezw9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2018