Should there be an age limit for becoming a parent?
1 June 2010
Recent headlines have seen older men across the UK contesting the title of 'Britain's oldest dad' while stories of a 66 year old woman becoming the 'oldest in the world' have also circulated across the globe. Becoming a parent at an older age has long been a subject of controversy and debate, but what do you think?
Should the age of a parent matter? Is condemning older parents a form of age discrimination? Should the child’s well-being be the only concern, and the age of the parent irrelevant?
Could parenting late in life be dangerous given the health risks potentially involved? Is it unfair on the child if a parent may not be around to care for a child as they age given they are already in the later years of their life?
What do you think? Have your say, and debate the issue here on PCS comment, and a selection of the comments will be published in View, the monthly magazine for PCS members.