International Childfree Day

At Advantia, we support women in all stages of life, including choices about starting or growing their families. From the joys of childbirth to navigating menopause, our goal is to be there for women.

We also recognize and celebrate the growing trend of individuals who have chosen not to have children. On International Childfree Day, we want to address this topic, dispel false beliefs, and promote understanding of the childfree lifestyle. Our aim is to break stereotypes and highlight the numerous benefits that come with this personal choice.

Embracing Personal Freedom and Autonomy

Living childfree allows you to shape your life as you want, without any restrictions or obligations. Not having kids means more time, energy, and resources for personal growth, career, travel, hobbies, and self-care. Several studies have shown that childfree individuals experience higher levels of life satisfaction and overall well-being.

Women without kids are happier and less tired and stressed than mothers, according to a study by Nadinuk and Kalmijn (2020). Park et al. (2019) conducted research that suggests individuals without children have stronger relationships with their partners. This is due to the fact that they are able to spend more quality time together and share similar goals.

Financial Stability and Security

Choosing not to have kids can provide financial stability and a stronger sense of security. Parents face numerous expenses, including childcare, education, medical bills, and basic necessities.

Childless adults have more money to spend on themselves because they don’t have to pay for children. They can use this money for personal growth, saving for retirement, and reaching their long-term goals. In 2021, the US Agriculture Department conducted a study. The study revealed that it costs approximately $233,610 to raise a child from birth until they reach the age of 18.

A study in 2010 showed that people without children had more success in their careers and made more money. This suggests that they were able to focus more on their jobs and financial stability.

Environmental and Social Impact

Living childfree can have a positive impact on the environment. As the global population continues to rise, our planet faces significant challenges related to resource depletion and climate change. Not having kids can greatly reduce your carbon footprint because raising a child increases your lifetime carbon emissions.

Furthermore, never having kids allows individuals to dedicate their time and energy to social causes they care deeply about. Advocacy, volunteering, and community engagement become more accessible and manageable, fostering positive change and making a significant contribution to society.

Fulfilling Relationships and Unique Bonds

The childfree choice doesn’t mean lacking meaningful relationships or feeling lonely, despite common misconceptions. Instead, it creates opportunities for various connections and enables special relationships with friends, family, and even other people without children.

Studies have shown that childfree individuals cultivate strong networks of emotional and social support. Childfree adults have more friends and a wider range of friendships, according to a study by Elicker and Blythe (2018). By nurturing these relationships, childfree individuals can lead fulfilling lives rich in meaningful connections.

Debunking Myths and Stereotypes

To dispel common myths surrounding the childfree lifestyle, we’ll address and breakdown two prevalent stereotypes:


Childfree people are not selfish. They choose not to have children for personal and thoughtful reasons, as research has shown. Concern for population growth, career aspirations, well-being, and personal fulfillment hold greater influence than selfishness.

Regret and Loneliness

Another prevalent myth is that childfree individuals will inevitably regret their decision or experience loneliness in later life. Many studies show that people not having kids usually don’t regret their decision and have happy lives even in old age. Child free people are just as happy as parents, showing that different life choices can lead to satisfaction and fulfillment.

Celebrating International Childfree Day as a Parent

As a parent, celebrating childfree day means understanding the importance of self-care. It also means finding balance between work and life. Additionally, it involves placing your own happiness as a priority. Dedicate time to self-care, lean on support systems, and pursue personal passions to celebrate this day and relish in parenthood.

Here are some tips to honor this day with self-care:

Carving Out “Me Time”

Parents often prioritize their children’s needs over their own because of the daily demands of life. This is a common occurrence. However, it’s essential to recognize that nurturing your own well-being benefits both you and your family.

Embrace International Childfree Day as an opportunity to carve out dedicated “me time” on a regular basis. Taking time for yourself, like reading, doing hobbies, or going for a peaceful walk, can refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

Relying on Support Networks

One of the keys to maintaining a healthy work-life balance is building and utilizing a reliable support network. Reach out to your partner, family, friends, or trusted babysitters to share childcare responsibilities and allow yourself regular breaks.

International Childfree Day reminds us that self-care is not selfish. It is actually a way to improve our well-being. By taking time for ourselves, we can become better caregivers.

Exploring Personal Interests

International Childfree Day can also be an opportunity to explore personal interests and passions beyond parenting. Rediscover activities or hobbies you once enjoyed or venture into new ones. Doing things that bring you joy and fulfillment is important for being true to yourself. It also sets an example for your children, teaching them the value of self-expression and personal growth.


Living childfree is a valid, fulfilling, and increasingly common choice that deserves understanding and respect. At Advantia, we are here to support individuals who have made or are considering the decision to not have children. We believe in cultivating a culture that appreciates and supports all life choices, whether they involve parenting or not.

Each person’s journey is unique, and everyone deserves the freedom to decide whether or not to have children. Embracing diversity and fostering empathy creates a supportive society for individuals on their chosen paths. Happy International Childfree Day!

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At Advantia, we help people make choices that match their values and life goals by offering guidance, support, and resources. Your choice is valid, and we are here to support you every step of the way.