How does having a child positively impact a person's life?

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William Delaney eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is probably necessary for a person--either a man or a woman--actually to have a child in order to understand how having a child--especially having a first child--affects a parent's life. Becoming a parent triggers a whole lot of instinctive feelings which have evolved in human beings over millions of years. The mother naturally experiences them first because the child is growing inside her body and is actually a part of herself for nine months. The father experiences these feelings later because it takes some little time for him to become bonded with his infant. Both parents learn to love with more depth than they knew they were capable of feeling. They feel different. They feel mature. Being a father or being a mother causes a psychological change which is hard to describe. Above all, it makes the parent feel responsible and devoted to the well-being of another human. They feel they have a purpose in life, that they finally understand the meaning of life.

There are, of course, negative aspects to parenthood too. Children are expensive. They demand attention. They tie the parents down, disrupt their comfortable routines. They need constant supervision when they are young. They are a source of worry when they get older. But most parents ragard their children as the most valuable things in their lives.

As I say, it's hard to explain. You have to go through it. It's a real trip!

loraaa | Student

Because children bring happiness to the parents.
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princessita-2-day | Student
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princessita-2-day | Student

when you have a child it is a huge responsibility. you would do anything to make the child cry and smile be cause it is a parents job.  so having a child has a very good impact in a persons life. you soon come to realize the necessities of life and how happy you can be that is if you raise the child in a very modest fashion because if you do it that way you get some recognition which is vicarious.  The impact is very great because they make you laugh, happy, sad and mad these are all the impacts of having a child so it is not a bad experience. 

For Example: i just came to the US 2 years ago and i am in the 9 grade currently, i just recieved a STAR scholarship 3 Awards and 3 Honor Rolls and my parents could not be prouder of me because it is giving them recognition at my school.

So these are the wonderful things that can impact your life if you raise them in an orderly fashion.