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Author Sam McRoberts Tweets He 'Regrets' Having Children; Inadvertently Sparks #NotAMistake Twitter Campaign

Tré Goins-Phillips : Mar 12, 2019

[The Blaze's Jason Howerton] encouraged parents to tweet "photos of the kids you also don't regret having" [with the hashtag: #NotAMistake]

[] The propensity toward self-centeredness is natural and it's strong. Learning to undo that part of our human nature takes time and a lot of effort. (Image: Pixabay)

Author and marketing guru Sam McRoberts garnered a lot of attention on Twitter Monday afternoon, when, in response to a tweet from writer Julia Galef, who was curious about parental "satisfaction," he described having one child as "probably my biggest life regret."

Study I would run if I had time:

1. Recruit 10,000 ppl unsure if they want kids

2. Ask them questions (Do you enjoy kids? Do you enjoy your life? Main pros/cons?)

3. Follow up 20 yrs later & ask: Did you have kids or not? Glad?

4. Look for predictors of satisfaction w/each choice

"My wife and I originally wanted 3 kids," he wrote. "Had 1, decided after a few years that 1 was plenty. Though I love my son, I now: A. Know myself well enough, and B. know the challenges of parenting well enough to say that having a kid is probably my biggest life regret."

McRoberts noted his wife agrees with him.

Not long after McRoberts posted his since-deleted tweet, Blaze Media engagement director Jason Howerton started the campaign #NotAMistake.

After posting a picture of his own young son, Howerton encouraged parents to tweet "photos of the kids you also don't regret having"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

Click here to continue reading and see some of the tweeted replies to Howerton's #NotAMistake campaign.

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