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‘When will you have kids?’ - 7 classy ways to respond

Embarking on the journey of starting a family is a deeply personal decision, yet it's a topic that often finds its way into casual conversations.

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The question of 'when will you have kids?' can be a well-intentioned inquiry or a potentially intrusive probe, depending on how it's approached.

Responding to this question with grace and poise is an art that requires a delicate balance between assertiveness and respect for personal boundaries.

In this article, we present seven refined and classy responses that empower you to navigate the 'when will you have kids?'

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A simple, honest response can effectively address the question without divulging too much information.

Clearly tell the person asking you are not ready to have kids, you intend not to have kids or you are still trying to get one.

'I will have kids as soon as I feel ready.'

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Infusing humour into your reply can diffuse potential awkwardness while steering the conversation away from personal matters.

Creating a light moment from the question can bring a smile to both parties and even deflect the question.

A suggestion, 'Have kids? For breakfast or supper?'

It's not really a must that you answer the question, you can choose to ignore it and introduce something completely different.

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'What do you think about the president's first term?'

Craft a response that maintains an element of ambiguity while acknowledging the question.

Say something like 'We're letting life unfold at its own pace.'

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Politely asserting your boundaries can be done graciously.

Respond with 'That's a bit personal, we're keeping our plans private for now' or 'We appreciate your interest, but it's not something we're discussing openly'.

Gently educate the questioner about the sensitivity of the topic by saying, 'It's worth mentioning that family planning can be a private and sensitive matter for many people, so it's always good to be mindful when asking.'

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Expressing your feelings in a considerate manner can create understanding. Share sentiments like 'It's a decision that we're approaching thoughtfully and considerately, taking into account a lot of factors'.

If you wish to end the discussion altogether, use a response that firmly closes the topic. Consider saying 'I appreciate your interest, but I'd prefer not to discuss this' or 'Let's focus on something else.'

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