Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Columnist Sparks Debate over Child Choice

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Columnist Sparks Debate over Child Choice

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WEEKEND'S Daddy-O columnist Owen Jacques ignited a debate on social media over his last column on the increasing number of people who choose not to have children - and what some of them call parents.

He says parents do not care if child-free people call those with children "daddiots" or "mombies" (fathers who are idiots and mums who turn into zombies after spending too much time with children and not other adults).

Here is what some of you had to say. To be part of the conversation, head to our website and look for our stories under the lifestyle section.

Craig Ritchie: I don't hate them at all but I can't stand them when they let their little darlings run riot in restaurants, aircraft long distance flights, cruise ships etc etc. That said most parents are pretty good it's the soft parents that are the problem...

Rebekah Caust: I'm a 'breeder' if you will. People who choose to be childless, good for them. Personally, I will try to raise my children to be respectful and valuable members of society. …

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