Jennifer Aniston may have kids some day, as reported at Fox News, even though she might not be married, or in a relationship with a man, when she does it.
If Jennifer Aniston has kids without a man in her life, she's fine with that
Jennifer Aniston, the 41-year-old star best known for her role as Rachel Green in the long running television series Friends, will soon appear as a woman who gets pregnant by a sperm donor in the movie The Switch. In real life, if Jennifer Aniston has kids, she has come public to say that a relationship with a man is not necessary.
Says Aniston, "Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child." But are rich celebrities like Jennifer Aniston or Sandra Bullock taking everything into consideration when they long for a child? Is the love for a child and having the financial resources to take care of a child all you need?
Says Aniston about The Switch, "The point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot." You may not need the dog named Spot, but what about the father?
Are fathers a necessary component of a family?
As reported at Single Mothers by Choice, "We also have seen that the more comfortable the mother is about not having a 'daddy' in the family, the easier it seems to be for the child to come to terms with it."
But says Barack Obama about fathers, "They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it." Are fathers important for the success of children, particularly sons? Is it healthy for a boy to grow up without a father?
According to Fathers.com, "Some fathering advocates would say that almost every social ill faced by America's children is related to fatherlessness." But are such statements a bit over-the-top?
Is the rate of success of children without fathers based mostly on opinion? Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and became a great man, and there are many more examples of successful men raised by single mothers.
If Jennifer Aniston has kids, chances are she and her children would be just fineAs reported at The Atlantic, "Drawing on reliable comparative studies, you could say this: single moms tend to be more involved, set more rules, communicate better, and feel closer to their children than single dads. They have less difficulty monitoring their children's whereabouts, friendships, and school progress. Their children do better on standardized tests and have higher grades, and teenagers of single moms are actually less likely to engage in delinquent behavior or substance abuse than those of single dads."
Is it quality and not gender that matters? Anyone who is a parent will likely say that it's difficult to raise a child alone. There are emotional, physical and financial responsibilities that go with it. But if you're rich enough to handle the financial and rich enough to hire people to help you with the physical, that leaves the emotional.
If Jennifer Aniston has kids, will she be there emotionally for them? Will she take time away from her busy schedule to give her son or daughter the love and the guidance that any child needs from a parent? It seems that would depend on Jennifer Aniston and not on whether she is a single mother.
F.A.Q., Single Mothers by Choice
Pamela Paul, Are Fathers Necessary?, The Atlantic
The Consequences of Fatherlessness, Fathers.com
- Jennifer Aniston
- Rachel Green
- Barack Obama
- Sandra Bullock
- substance abuse
- standardized tests
- The Atlantic