Esther - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 56 moms have responded )
Who makes the better parent generally speaking? I personally chose to be an older mom. I wanted to live my life for a while by myself, I wanted to travel, wanted to focus on my job, wanted time with my husband, we moved to a different country, etc. I think I would have personally missed out on a lot had I chosen to become a mother younger. I also feel that I am much more mature, more patient and wiser now than I was in my twenties and that my relationship is more "developed" for lack of a better term. Furthermore, I think I had a better idea of what I was in for, what the consequences were going to be, what kind of impact a child would have on my life. I also spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of parent I wanted to be before trying to conceive and I feel that that too prepared me to be a better parent than I would have been during my more impulsive twenties. That being said, I don't have the same energy levels I had back then, but I can still keep up and other than that I truly feel that I am a better parent now than I would have been then.