Hello all, I am a student at Elk Grove high school and I'm doing a research project in my early childhood development class. I would really appreciate it if someone took the time to answer my survey questions below. I am using your responses to write an essay comparing and contrasting parenting techniques. Thank you!!


  • How old were you when you had your first child?
  • What made you decide you wanted to have children?
  • What were some problems you faced being a parent?
  • How did you cope with the difficulties of having a child?
  • Did you have a second child? If so, what were some things you did differently with your second?
  • How has becoming a parent affect your social life?
  • How has becoming a parent affected your relationships with others?
  • What is the best part about becoming a mom?
  • What is the worst part about becoming a parent?
  • What were some sacrifices you had to make for your child?
  • Would you consider having another kid? If so, why?
  • How did you feel when you first found out you were pregnant?
  • Would you rather be a “stay at home mom” or a “do it all mom?”
  • What did you name your baby? What was your reasoning for the name of your baby?
  • What was the first thing you thought when you first saw your baby?