First off I find it pathetic that a 29 year old woman sees so little of herself to be with a man who is old enough to be her grandfather. Second, what a pathetic mother who brings a child into the world whose father will not be much of a participant in their life. Third, what kind of health issues will such a child have?
Why not? Are you suggesting that older men (over what age?) should be prohibited from siring children? Many factors can increase the probability of birth defects other than age of the father … where would you stop?
I lived in NYC in the early ‘00s. As I’m trudging along in a snowstorm one night, I notice the back of this elf-like street urchin in a dark winter outfit, who’s walking in front of me for a few blocks.
I finally catch up at a light and it’s . . . Al Pacino. He’s tiny. For a second, I considered putting him in my bag and taking him home. We usually regret the things we don’t do.
My OP, it’s largely directed at the mother. Furthermore, I have very strong views on what’s best for a child, which is largely centered on my views of the traditional family. Here’s more on the health risks:
Like women who have children when they’re older, there are risks for men who have babies at an older age.
Your baby might have higher odds of getting a genetic disorder. As you age, you’re more likely to have gene changes, or mutations, in your sperm. If you have a baby at an older age, you have higher chances of passing on a genetic disorder.
The baby’s risk for mental health or brain disorders may be higher. A father’s older age can cause schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or autism spectrum disorder.
Absolutely. Pacino already has kids from multiple baby mamas. Now this one. The child probably won’t have his/her father there when he graduates from 8th grade. A child has the best chance of normalcy if he grows up with his father in his life.