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Why is the incidence of parental neglect greater in large than in small families? Studies have

confirmed that parental involvement is little to none in the large family system. It is NOT unusual in large families for children to raise themselves or each other. Children in large families have scant interaction with their parents. Their primary interaction are with other siblings.They are also left on their own earlier.They teach themselves.Some even have to financially support themselves as their parents cannot adequately support a large number of children.In other words, children from large families have an extreme tenuous, hardscrabble life; however, they DEFEND this pathology!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    This is so true. Parents of larger families, for the most part, do not raise their children. They delegate this duty to the oldest/older child. Children in large families either raise themselves and/or each other. The last statement is spot on.