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    (Original post by sherlockfan)
    I dont think there is such a thing as a part time parent. Once you become a parent you're a parent for life. Children aren't just for Christmas.
    Filling out an application and getting a licence would weed out anyone who is incompetent and irresponsible as well as people with inheritable conditions.
    What about those of us who didn't know we had an inheritable condition? I found out I had an inheritable condition when my eldest son was diagnosed when he was 16 and I had had another two children after him (who have also inherited it)

    I can tell you now that the guilt I feel is absolutely enormous and they of course can see where their future will be going. Unfortunately it appears I married and had children with another carrier of the condition, so they all got a double dose and consequently, they are developing problems way before I did. Eldest son was told he would be in a wheelchair by his mid twenties, he is now 23, needs to use a stick from time to time (and should use it more) and hoping to beat the prediction.

    I was 39 before needing a stick, 40 before I needed a wheelchair but have suffered problems all my life but which had all been put down to living life too fast/doing too much etc.

    As for the rest, I didn't do conventional parenting (I did proactive rather than reactive which was seen by some as namby pamby, irresponsible, not the done thing etc) so I doubt I would have passed an application to be a parent. Don't think I have done too badly though, 2 at university, 1 going this September, not wild children, very respectful, kind, polite, well adjusted and helpful adults.
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    Not sure exactly, but in their mid 20s
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    around 23, idk how old they are :/
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    Mum was 19, dad was 33...😅
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    (Original post by Crazysue1)
    What about those of us who didn't know we had an inheritable condition? I found out I had an inheritable condition when my eldest son was diagnosed when he was 16 and I had had another two children after him (who have also inherited it)

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    hopefully in the future we will be able to screen people for inheritable conditions. I have a heart murmur that was passed to me from someone in the family. I don't know who has it but none of my relatives has been tested. and this is exactly the sort of thing we should be able to prevent. I will not be having any children for this very reason.
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    I would always lie about my parents age gap but my dad was 45 and my mum was reaching 27 😊 (I'm the middle sibling)
 
 
 
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