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To those in large and very large families, did YOU ever wish that you were from


a small family?In large families, parental involvement and individualized parental attention is little to almost nonexistent.Oldest/older children are often cast aside while the younger/youngest children receive the prerequisite parental attention.Oldest/older children are the family mascots,raising younger siblings from early childhood.The situation re: large families can be aptly described as neglect, whether bening or otherwise.Children are oftentimes in socioeconomic penurious situations or impoverished.There is little or no privacy as children live in crowded environments.IT IS NOT GOOD.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Life in large and very large families are akin to the 9th circle of hell.Children raise themselves and each other.Poverty is rife.No privacy/no space. Oldest children are unpaid help.I would not wish large families on my worst enemy.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Thank God YOU have admitted THE TRUTH. I have studied large families in sociology class in college. These studies authenticated what YOU have said. I wrote hubs on this very same subject. Large families are HELL, thank you again for admitting it

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    There is something wrong when parents have more children than they can reasonably care for physically, emotioinally, and socioeconomically period. Children in large and very large families do not have individualized parental attention.

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