Having One Child: A Personal Choice

Dear Mr. Dad: People keep asking my husband and me when we’re going to have more children. The truth is we have one son and don’t plan to have any more. How should I handle these constant annoying inquires?

A: Questions about kids, particularly when meeting new people, are pretty standard, right up with “what do you do for a living?” Most folks don’t mean any harm—it’s kind of like the way we ask each other, “how’re you doing?” never really expecting to have an actual discussion about bunions or back pain.

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