Women and Parenting Over Forty Survey

This study is looking for women over the age of 38 who are actively parenting young children.  Thank you in advance for sharing your insights and honest thoughts! 

 


 
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Please share below your current age.  

 

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How old were you when you gave birth to your last baby?
 

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Do you feel you are currently in some form of the midlife transition?
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No
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The midlife transition can present many issues. Which of the following do you relate to?

(tick as many as apply)


Discontentment or boredom with life or with your current lifestyle (including people and things) even when this has provided fulfillment for a long time
A refocus on self and identity - who am I really?
Questioning decisions made years earlier and the meaning of life
Confusion about who you are or where your life is going
Irritability, unexpected anger
Persistent sadness
Acting on alcohol, drug, food, or other compulsions
Greatly decreased or increased sexual desire
Greatly decreased or increased ambition.
Feeling restless and wanting to do something completely different
Other  
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Are there other issues you feel this developmental stage brings into your life?
 

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Do you feel that these issues make it harder in any way for you to be able to enjoy or want to engage with parenting your younger children? (aged 0-7) 
 If yes, please say some more about why...
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No
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Is parenting at this age easier or harder than you expected it would be? Can you share how your inner state might affect your parenting experience?
Easier
Harder
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Do you ever wish that you'd had your children any younger?  Please share any thoughts you have on this below as well.
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No
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What advice would you give to young women today about the best time to have babies - just from a chronological age perspective.

(i.e: Do you think there is anything solid whatsoever in the theory of there being some kind of optimal age for humans to have children?)



 

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11.
Would you be interested in keeping informed about an upcoming book on parenting young children at midlife?   Please share your email in the comment section!  Thank you!
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No
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12.
Would you be interested in making a contribution to this book through a crowd-funding source?
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No
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