One to One Coaching

I offer free 30 minute telephone/Skype consultations for people wanting to find out more about coaching on the 'baby decision'. Email me at mailto:beth@ticktockcoaching.co.uk and assistant Laura will respond and arrange an appointment with you. Visit http://www.ticktockcoaching.co.uk/ for more information about my coaching services.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Making the decision to have a second child - looking at the Chinese experience

Now that China has relaxed it's one child policy, it's interesting that many Chinese parents are weighing up the decision to have a second child or not.   So that even if the policy is relaxed, it does not follow that everyone will be flocking to have another child.

http://www.bjreview.com.cn/nation/txt/2013-11/25/content_579841.htm

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Is it worth having IVF if I am not sure if I want children?

I am getting an increasing number of clients coming to me with this very question.  Do I want children OR want them enough to go through IVF?  I thought this was a very honest and enlightening article on that very topic.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/nov/16/30000-ivf-for-baby-didnt-want

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Will I regret not having children when I get older? Will I be lonely?

One thing I hear a lot of from client is a fear that they might be lonely when they get older if they don't have children. A professor at the Open University decided to explore this topic - fascinating!

http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/blogs/onboard/what-do-we-know-about-being-old-and-childless

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Men who decide to be single fathers by choice

This is a fantastic article -- looking at single men who decided that they wanted to become dads and decided to do it on their own and become single fathers by choice.
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/nov/02/men-single-dad-father-surrogacy-adoption

In the case of the men in the article, they decided to go it on their own after their partners said they didn't want children.  In my coaching practice, it is mainly women who come to me because they are trying to decide whether to have a child as a single parent.

Excellent article!