- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group; 2 edition (January 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608320731
- ISBN-13: 978-1608320738
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Complete Without Kids: An Insider's Guide to Childfree Living by Choice or by Chance Paperback – January 1, 2011
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"Child-free readers will find validation and support in this thought-provoking text." - Publishers Weekly December 2010
From the Back Cover
In Complete Without Kids, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Ellen L. Walker examines the often-ignored question of what it means to be childfree, by choice or by circumstance, in a family-focused society. Recognizing that there is no one childfree adult, the author guides the reader through the positive and negative aspects of childfree living, taking into consideration the different issues faced by men or women, couples or singles, whether gay or straight. As a woman who is childfree by choice, Walker draws upon her personal experience while also offering the reader numerous interviews with other childfree adults, revealing behind-the-scenes factors that influenced their personal journeys. She approaches the tough-decision making process of whether or not to have children from a biological, historical, and societal perspective, offering valuable information on: - The unique set of problems that childfree adults face simply due to living in a culture that celebrates babies and traditional families - Methods to cope with the pressure to have children from media, family, and friends in a healthy way - How to create balance and approach the leisure time allowed by a childfree lifestyle - Financial, health, and personal benefits associated with childfree living Offering support, guidance, and thought-provoking questions, Complete Without Kids is a productive guide for any reader considering the childfree path.
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The book is a good piece of research along with the imparcial narrative of the author, who exposes the topic from both her own and the interviewd's perspective.
Must read for young people thinking about the idea of bearing children or not.
Thank you so much for this book. It came right at a time when I really need to see and think about my decision and re-affirm that this is the path that I want to choose.