What are the 10 ways that children from small families are more articulate and have more advanced
vocabularies than children from large families?
In small families(1-2 children per household),children grow up in an adult environment where their main interactors are parents. As a result of this,children learn adult language & mannerisms at an early age.In contrast, children who grew up in large families(6-more children per household) have little or no parental interaction. They mostly interact with other children. As a result of this, their language& mannerisms are more rudimentary. Dr. Zajonc confirmed that the larger the family, the LESS mature the intellectual environment is.
I have two kids; they are quite silly, irresponsible and immature, but I must admit they are very smart and articulate (of course I am their mom, so....). I think they get the first three qualities I listed from their parents.
yes , i too feel that kids from smaller families get smarter,independent and mature faster, the reason being that they don't have other kids to play with on a regular basis, so they interact more with adults and technology around them which sharpens them more as compared to others.
I have personally also witnessed that in larger families, though the human bonding is more amongst kids(which might help them at a later stage in life)but they end up less articulate and less independent.
Definitely, in my elementary school, the kids from small families were the smartest & on the honor roll. They were also more independent. The kids from large families were poor students, 60% had to attend summer school. They had a pack mentality.
All the answers are excellent. Children in small families FARE better than children in large families in so many ways, especially intellectually. Children in small families interact primarily with their parents. As a result of being in a primarily adult environment, children in small families absorb and learn adult language at a young age. This makes them have more advanced vocabularies and a high level of articulation.
Children in small families are also exposed to more cultural and intellectual activities as it is encouraged, expressed, and expected in the small family environment. Also there is more monies allocated per child in the small family and such is spent on enrichening educational activities which aid in a child's language, intellectual, and articulation skills. There is also monies allocated for books, computers, and other intellectual paraphernalia.
Children in large families have little or no parental interaction. They are left to their own devices, raising and fending for themselves. As a result of interacting with other children, they have rudimentary vocabulary and less developed articulation skills. A study done by R.B. Zajonc substantiated that the larger the family, the less mature and developed the intellectual environment is. He confirmed that on IQ tests children in small families scored HIGHER than their counterparts in large families. In my elementary and high school, chilidren in small families were the smart ones and on the honor roll whereas the children in large families were at the bottom or near the bottom of the class and had to attend remedial and summer school.
Another factor in their rudimentary vocabulary and less developed articulation skills is there is no intellectual stimulation in the large family household. Since large families are impoverished or near it, there is no monies allocated for things beyond food, clothing, and shelter, if that. There is NO monies for intellectual and cultural activities including books, computers, and other educational paraphernallia. Many children in large families are not encouraged to achieve intellectually; they are encouraged to be anti-intellectual and to adopt a very basic and instinctual approach to life. They have a poverty mentality and consciousness which values mere survival over more higher forms of achievement.
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