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Why do children from large families(6 or more children per family) tend to have a very poor


sense of self or little to no self-esteem, even to the point of being self-abnegating and not valuing themselves at all whereas children from small families(1-2 children per family) tend to possess high to very high self-esteem, even to the extent of valuing and respecting themselves? Please give detailed answers; you have even write a hub about it.

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Best Answer Alyssa Gripshover says

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 20 months ago

    Good, analytical answer. It's just mathematics that the MORE children one has, the LESS there is PER child in time & resources. Families of 6 & more children DON'T have the resources & attention. They are DISADVANTAGED in so many ways.

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Robert A. Avila, PE, MCE (Biomedical) says

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 21 months ago

    They're not wrong. Children from large families DON'T receive adequate parental attention & love. They are raised not to consider themselves & to have a concept of self is selfish. They are treated not as individuals by their parents but as a


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 21 months ago

    Children in large families don't receive that much love. Parents are too overwhelmed to devote needed time to their children. Children in large families RAISE themselves. They receive very little or no love that's why they so needy as adults.

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