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How many children do you think is too many to have?


There is a woman on the island where I live who survives only on benefits and now has 14 children. She openly admitted she got jealous when her 16 year old daughter got pregnant last year. The Husband left her a couple of years back, and most of her children say they are fed up of having to look after their siblings. So how many is too many, and should we have to pay for other people to have as many children as they wish to? This woman admits she just 'likes being pregnant and having children', yet she is in government housing and even got breast implants out of benefits she had saved up.

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    Cindy Lawson (mistyhorizon2003) 3 years ago

    What an excellent answer. You got my vote for the 'Best Answer'.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    1-4 children is ENOUGH. Anymore than that the socioeconomic quality of life decreases and the burden increases for the oldest children or older children. THEY are the ones who RAISE the younger children, NOT the parents.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Agreed.In large families, there is little money for the rudiments, let alone anything.Typical large families often have to depend upon outside charities in order to have the things they need.Many kids in large families have to work p/t.to help.

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    Cindy Lawson (mistyhorizon2003) 3 years ago

    Sadly it is no myth, there are plenty of people who have very little money on Guernsey, and we have our own fair share of 'rough' council house type housing estates. A large percentage of islanders are far from 'affluent' (ourselves included).

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