A new report states that children are expensive. Thank goodness for experts, right? Who would’ve known it without them? The Associated Press called it “sticker shock.” Seriously. Sticker shock for a human being. Nice, huh?
In particular, the report states that a child born to a middle class family will cost their parents almost a quarter million dollars. And that’s just up until they’re 18. So that doesn’t even include college. When adjusting for projected inflation, a child born in 2013 could cost a family over $300,000.
I’m not sure how they figured all that out because I’ve got five children and I don’t have that much money and none of them seem to be starving. But let’s take what the report states as financial fact. I’m concerned about some of the costs that the report didn’t include.