What drives them psychologically to have more children than they can reasonably take care of emotionally, psychologically, and/or socioeconomically? Are they filling a psychological void that can be more constructively used towards outside activities and pursuits? Recently, there was a Michigan woman who had recently given birth to her THIRTEENTH child. She and her husband already had 12 children, all boys. She wanted a girl; however, she had another boy. She remarked that she intends to have a girl and will try again. Children are not collectible dolls to fill narcissistic, selfish needs.
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Prior generations had XX kids because of rudimentary contraception that sometimes didn't work.People who grew up in large families stated that they're "fine".That was on the surface, behind closed doors, they HATED it, cursing their parents.
No, problem Grace, the best thing is getting this message out to the world!
We've got to fight THAT FIGHT! I find it obscene for people to have large/very large families.Children in such families SUFFER in one way or another They're parentified/cast aside(if older), impoverished, neglected, & stunted developmentally.
Exactly, they're SELFISH. They don't have to raise their children, they MAKE oldest/older children RAISE them. Also in large/very large families, there is NEGLECT in one form or another. Large families are DYSFUNCTIONAL. Great answer Austinstar!!!!!
Really, c'mon now. Parents CAN'T raise very large families alone-oldest/older children are FORCED to be parents to younger siblings. It's mindless for anyone to have a very large family. 1-2 children ARE ENOUGH!