criticize small families (1-2 children per household) and go into attack mode when people return the favor? In blogs,hubs, and articles, parents of large families routinely criticize small families, particularly children from small families. When they discuss small families, it is done with venom and animosity. They staunchly believe that everyone should have a family as large as theirs. However, when people criticize large families, they become highly incensed and go into attack mode. They can attack small families but don't one dare criticize THEIR family.
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Beautiful answer, I like you, Ms. Schimmel.
I have wtnessed parents,esp. moms of large families,critique small families in a visceral way.They seem to be ANGRY, endless justifying their "lifestyle" to other people. They seem to be IN DENIAL regarding their predictament, hmmmm.
I HAVE, just check out the large family blogs on the internet and overhear the remarks that parents of large families say about parents and children from small famililes.It ISN'T pretty at all.