Complete without Kids

Nonparents have traditionally been a quiet minority. And they're still a minority -- albeit a growing one, now about 20 percent in both the U.S.and the U.K. -- but they're no longer so quiet.  It is relatively new to have a cohort of people who are deliberate, outspoken, and even proud about being childless -- or, as Seattle area resident Dr. Ellen Walker, author of the new book, “Complete Without Kids: An Insider’s Guide To Childfree Living By Choice Or By Chance”, prefers to say, "childfree."  Dr. Walker joined us today to explain why she uses the term "childfree": “I chose to use the term childfree, which for me implies a life in which we’re free to put our energies into endeavors other than raising children. Childfree as opposed to childless also demonstrates the positive feeling I have about my personal choice, without in any way criticizing the choice of those who have decided to have children,” says Walker.


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