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What factors cause children from large families to be low achievers, behind acad

  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What factors cause children from large families to be low achievers, behind academically,

    & in general problematic students in school?

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  2. profile image61
    peter565posted 2 years ago

    It seem, you think children from large family are more likely to be low achievers, that premises is false.  Having said that, if a child would become a low achiever due to coming from a large family.  It could be because, in a large family, the parents don't have the time to pay detail attention, all children, so, they are more likely to give up on a child, who is an acadmeic failure.  Also, they are more likely to focus on boys then girls, because traditionally, after growing up, boys are the one who is the main bread winner in home and wife, usually stay at home to take care of child. Thus, unless the boy is already an academic failure or have fall into the wrong crowd, when the parents can only send a few kids to college, it is more likely, for the parents, to send the boys to college, rather then girls.

  3. vink21778 profile image75
    vink21778posted 2 years ago

    One of the masters said once "The Feeling Of Fear Keep us Awake",and he is very true.The only thing which makes us low achiever or high achiever it is our hardwork. So I would say the children from rich families,not large families, are sometimes low achievers because they never sit in the dark to ask themselves what they are living for,they neither feel the fear nor insecurity of their future.Most of their time spend in buyin and then showin off but poor has no such addictions if they have they are self inspired to do hardwork and earn whatever the way is.

  4. LoisRyan13903 profile image83
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    It can be comparison. For ex my sis is a doctor and had straight As.  Some of my teachers thought.   I should go in that field as well.. But I wanted to go in the military and manufacturing.  So I did not try as hard. In those classes.

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image83
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Years ago it was very affordable to have large families without outside public assistance.

  5. daydreamer13 profile image60
    daydreamer13posted 2 years ago

    There is no reason to believe that children from large families are low achievers. In fact, there are many high achievers who have come from large families. The ability to achieve comes from support, ambition, and knowledge. If these things are present, then the size of one's family is irrelevant. There is an exception to every rule, but in general, children from large families tend to be the higher achievers, I suppose from all the support and resources they get from their families.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Studies have conclusively proven that children from large families are the lowest achievers because of lack of/little parental involvement,deemphasis on education/achievement &poverty Conversely, children from small families are the HIGHEST achie

    2. daydreamer13 profile image60
      daydreamer13posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Here's my issue with this. I have no doubt you found this information somewhere, BUT I happen to know FOR A FACT  that children from large families ( 4-5 children) have VERY  successful children. Maybe location has something to do with it?

  6. SpiritusShepherd profile image60
    SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years ago

    I thought I might share my personal experience as a child from a large family. I know this does not o for all large families, but I have met people with similar experiences.
    I grew up as the oldest of six children. My parents started homeschooling us because of terrible the terrible school system in Las Vegas, Nevada, but continued to home school because of religious reasons. Both my stepmother and my father were ill-equipped to be teachers, my stepmother would just hand us books and expect us to learn from those and could never answer any questions we asked. Gradually we were doing less and less school work and education became training to be "good wives and mothers". My father, instead of focusing on schoolwork, was more concerned that the house was kept perfectly clean and that the day was spent doing errands. Sometimes the errand was running to the mall to pick up a new video game he wanted.
    When we moved to Alaska I was happy, because they offered Home School groups that monitored school work (to make sure school was actually being done) and offered financial assistance to families. It was the first time since we started that I actually had a curriculum. That didn't last long however as half the time we didn't follow the curriculum and my stepmother decided to no longer use the group, because she didn't like it telling her what to do. (Also financial assistance did not cover Religious curriculum)
    She convinced me to get my GED at 16 so I could go to college sooner. (I now regret listening to her as it can actually be harder to get into some universities). Not only that my parents wouldn't even let me go to college if it meant moving away from them. (I am now safely away from them in Texas, they are in South Dakota, it was a bold move and the result was them accusing my real mother of leading us astray under the influence of Satan.)

    I now struggle everyday with my lack of education (I have a GED but my education is equivalent to that of a fifth grader, the last grade I was in public in school) I also have very poor social skills.

    I know this is my individual experience, but since religion and home school are common themes in large families, I expect there are many more like me.
    And with an experience like mine I can see why kids in large families do not fare very well academically.

  7. profile image55
    Cardaposted 2 years ago

    I think ..We should not compare Our children with other children
    Don't expect much with children
    Do not forced him/her about what you want from them
    Do not Blame directly If they doing some mistakes
    Give them him/her own space cause every one deserves own personal space etc.

    Now Please visit this kids blog : http://bit.do/bsBpV

 
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