Results for - How old is too old to be a fully functioning father?

2,164 voters participated in this survey
(Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fatherhood/how-old-is-too-old-to-be-a-fully-functioning-father/) Living in a society where obligations, career, and economy tend to push forward starting your own family, you see more and more men and women having kids at an older age. It has been mentioned a lot for women that having kids after 50 (or 35 , depending on the source) might be risky. What about men? Do you consider there should be an age limit to become a father?

1. (Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fatherhood/how-old-is-too-old-to-be-a-fully-functioning-father/) Living in a society where obligations, career, and economy tend to push forward starting your own family, you see more and more men and women having kids at an older age. It has been mentioned a lot for women that having kids after 50 (or 35 , depending on the source) might be risky. What about men? Do you consider there should be an age limit to become a father?

Yes
31%
660 votes
No
43%
898 votes
Undecided
26%
542 votes
If it should be limited, what is the limit you would choose?

2. If it should be limited, what is the limit you would choose?

Up to 40 years old
13%
276 votes
Up to 50 years old
22%
462 votes
Up to 60 years old
12%
252 votes
Up to 70 years old
4%
74 votes
Age is not a barrier if we are talking about a healthy man who could take care of the kid
33%
699 votes
older than 70
2%
49 votes
Not Applicable
14%
288 votes
Later age at parenthood is also associated with a more stable family environment, with older parents being less likely to divorce or change partners and holding a higher socio-economic position within society. Still, kids will have to deal with some social prejudice at school when other kids my bother him because his parents, or at least one of them, seems to be too old compared to the rest of the parents of the class. Do you consider this as a barrier to be an older parent?

3. Later age at parenthood is also associated with a more stable family environment, with older parents being less likely to divorce or change partners and holding a higher socio-economic position within society. Still, kids will have to deal with some social prejudice at school when other kids my bother him because his parents, or at least one of them, seems to be too old compared to the rest of the parents of the class. Do you consider this as a barrier to be an older parent?

Yes
22%
463 votes
No
45%
936 votes
Undecided
33%
701 votes
Broadcaster and BBC journalist John Simpson fathered his son, Rafe, at the age of 61. Whilst this was almost a decade younger than Ronnie Wood's current age, Simpson still believes the guitarist is doing the right thing.

4. Broadcaster and BBC journalist John Simpson fathered his son, Rafe, at the age of 61. Whilst this was almost a decade younger than Ronnie Wood's current age, Simpson still believes the guitarist is doing the right thing."But having a kid when you're in your sixties – that feels like a miracle. I was actually glad to change my son's nappies, I fed him whenever I could, and I cleaned up when he was sick. Nowadays we play cricket and football together, and I'm at his disposal for Nerf gun and Lego games and whatever he wants to play on the computer. I love reading quite difficult books to him - we're on Dickens at present - and it's my great delight to be with him."My advice to any men looking to become fathers in later life is to do what all fathers ought to do - accept the inevitable, that your son will far outlive you, and don't let that interfere with having the time of your life with the kid. Don't worry if his pals are inclined to grin, but don't try too hard to be a hipster either. And as long as you can put love and laughter into the mix it ought to be one hell of a ride." Do you agree with his vision of becoming a father after 60?

Yes
42%
884 votes
No
25%
529 votes
Undecided
33%
687 votes
09/23/2019 Parenting 2164 61 By: LBP

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