Starting a Family: How late is too late?
I've been freaked out by so many cases of kids with problems (Autism specially) because their parents delayed having them for too long. My friend is with the school board and he keeps seeing these numbers rising. Kids destroying walls, furniture and not knowing how to use bathrooms on their own. Really concerning stuff.
I know not every baby turns out to have this problem with older parents, but how true is the "biological clock"? I have brought this concern up to my gf and she said its not true, plenty of couples in their late 30s bring healthy kids. Im just too scared to go ahead to this stage of life.
I would've been okay with settling in my early 20s but my wages were too low and the cost of living is too high. Fast forward to 2021 and the wages are too low because the costs of living have exponentiated. So there's really no winning this from the economics standpoint.
So my question is how old is too old? Can I keep deferring this? I also want to play hockey and basketball with my kids without sore knees lol. My parents had us pretty young but I argue with them everyday they had it a million times better than we did.