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Why do parents of large to very large families tend to delegate the raising of the younger


children to the oldest sibling? Many parents from large to very large families (6 or more children) state that they have little or no part in raising their children, they purport that they make the oldest child/children in the family raise the younger siblings. Many oldest children, like my second cousin, first cousin, and a distant relative, concur with this premise.

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Best Answer Cathy (ytsenoh) says

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    I can see helping a parent with the younger children once and a while. However, within some of my extended family, I have witnessed parents doing nothing while the oldest/older child DOES EVERYTHING. My third maternal aunt for example!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    This is so unfair to the oldest/older children in the family. It is my opinion that if a parent has the child, than HE/SHE should raise them, not the oldest child. If the parents are unable to raise the child/children, THEY should not have them!


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    Amanda Roddy 4 years ago

    There is a difference in helping with chores and putting a great burden on older kids. Older kids are still growing themselves.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    I am with you on this, mymindseye53!


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