Nowadays, it is a common phenomenon that parents are deciding to have children later in their life. However. There is less consensus on whether this is a positive or negative development. In my opinion, I would argue that having children later in parents’ lives is advantageous for not only children but also parents themselves.
It is understandable that some people support parents should have a child when they are still young, so they can have enough physical strength to accompany or take good care of their child. However, I would argue that ages are not equal to physical strength, or even to parents are able to take care of children or not. Take Taiwan for example, a majority of children, including me, are brought up by grandparents, who are about 60 to 70 years old while they take care of their grandchildren; therefore, ages are definitely not equal to physical conditions, or even become an obstacle of having children in their later lives.
There are two overwhelming reasons that why having children in parents’ later lives in advantageous. First of all, older parents usually have better financial conditions. For example, older parents have already bought a house and car, meaning that they can invest majority of their income in their children; therefore, their can have a highly supportive and financially stable family. Secondly, older parents have a more mature attitude toward themselves and their relationship, so they are mentally and physically well-prepared to have a child. This maturity is benefit for their children development, such as emotion and cognition because children obtain a sense of security from their parents.
In conclusion, I would argue that parents have children in their later lives has more pros than cons since they have better financial and mental conditions, which are good for their children. The fact that young parents have more physical strength is not a problem since ages are not equal to physical condition.
Very nice essay. You have a great structure and your ideas are very well developed. Here are some corrections:
– “It is understandable that some people support the idea that parents should have…”
– “There are two overwhelming reasons why having…”
– “This maturity is beneficial for their children’s development”
Thank you Eli for the valuable comments! It’s very helpful.