This article is EXACTLY why I am not sure I ever want children. My mom was emotionally abusive and incredibly neglectful. She only had kids because she was expected to do so but I know for a fact she wouldn't have if she had a choice. My experience raised by her taught me that if I wanted kids, I needed to actually be there for them. And I can only imagine the pressure and the guilt of never feeling like you're enough. I just can't do it.