There is a woman on the island where I live who survives only on benefits and now has 14 children. She openly admitted she got jealous when her 16 year old daughter got pregnant last year. The Husband left her a couple of years back, and most of her children say they are fed up of having to look after their siblings. So how many is too many, and should we have to pay for other people to have as many children as they wish to? This woman admits she just 'likes being pregnant and having children', yet she is in government housing and even got breast implants out of benefits she had saved up.
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What an excellent answer. You got my vote for the 'Best Answer'.
Thank you so much. I really believe that the smaller the family, the better it is for all involved, particularly our precious children. No child should be forced to be a parent while still a child-that to me is highly abusive.
1-4 children is ENOUGH. Anymore than that the socioeconomic quality of life decreases and the burden increases for the oldest children or older children. THEY are the ones who RAISE the younger children, NOT the parents.
Agreed.In large families, there is little money for the rudiments, let alone anything.Typical large families often have to depend upon outside charities in order to have the things they need.Many kids in large families have to work p/t.to help.
Sadly it is no myth, there are plenty of people who have very little money on Guernsey, and we have our own fair share of 'rough' council house type housing estates. A large percentage of islanders are far from 'affluent' (ourselves included).