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Why do children in large families tend to raise and fend for themselves from a very young


age? In large and very large familiesa(6 and more children), parental resources are oftentimes stretched to the limit. Parents cannot possibly give individualized attention and support to each of their children. Oftentimes, it is the youngest children who receive the most parental attention-that is until they get older. Older children in such families are often left to do the best they can or they are assigned to raise their younger siblings. Parental involvement in large family is next to nil. The primary relationship that children have in large families are with siblings.

 

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    The average oldest child in a large and very large family choose to have small families or no children at all. They have had firsthand experience of what it is like to raise a large number of children that were not theirs.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Oldest children in large and very large families have the hardest life imaginable. Such poor children are parentified children who assume parenting duties early in life. They have to forfeit their childhood and adolescence, raising young siblings

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    I have a hub on this question. Children from large families for the most part have to raise and fend for themselves.Parental resources are stretched very thin emotionally,psychologically,& mentally.They cannot give adequate attention to their kid