and 1 child families are seen as weird and odd, even denigrated and vilified by our society and culture?
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What you have said is true.However w/better education, people are opting for small families because children receive premium parental care & attention in addition to having myriad advantages It is the uneducated who have large families.
That's a great point that I missed, Grace. My husband is the oldest of six extremely intelligent siblings. Every one, while being very "rich" in terms of family values, struggles to get by from month to month because of lack of opportunity and ed
Children in large families DON'T have the opportunities that other children have. They are also poor in comparison to other children. Poverty, lack, and struggle are INTEGRAL parts of their lifestyle. Written hubs on this.
I love your thinking. I follow you more in the Q & A than in the hubs because of time limitations and because I'm an extremely slow reader. (I subvocalize every word), but I WILL check out your articles.
Why, thank you kindly.
Nicole, one hopeful sign I've noticed from working with young college students who have been sheltered from the world while being home schooled: When they finally study subjects that open up their minds to philosophy and sociology - Look Out!