I don't want to get into what is "wrong" or not. I love children. Most of the jobs I have had have involved working with children. I love the way their innocent little minds work, I love the stuff they say, I love the way they see the world from unjaded eyes. I love to watch them learn and seemingly pick up skills and ideas out of thin air. Their innocence and beauty never ceases to give me joy.
One must actually cultivate more tolerance to be able to like children than is even needed to "like" most adults. Why? Children are of course, immature, they don't understand the way the world works, thus they ask a lot of questions and make a lot of mistakes. We all made these mistakes. It is simply the way humans learn.
Honestly, I prefer the company of children to most teens and early 20 somethings. At least most children have absolutely no pretentiousness and aren't trying to prove anything to anyone or make me think they "identify" with things I know they know little about.
Children simply ARE who they are. And innocence and naivety can be seen as irritating or endearing. It depends on how tolerant one is.
People are not going to stop having children, any more than people are going to stop immigrating into the country, getting old, being pretentious, living within their own "culture" or choosing their own lifestyles. I think we at least owe children the tolerance we give any adult we have little in common with.
We can blame them for this most natural of ways, or we can cultivate tolerance and become better people by learning to understand the most vulnerable people in our society.
Sometimes I wonder why people refuse to fund education or early intervention programs, and then I see people who don't realize that being a child is a state NO ONE chooses. We were all children at one point, and I think we owe children the kindness we would show any other human being, more in fact, because they don't understand the ways of the world yet, and really are not in a place to make their own choices about most things.
Put any minority in the place of the word "child" in a lot of places and you'll see the bias against children.