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How many children is too many?


The Duggars are on their twentieth child and I think that if the Mother does not go through menopause soon we will be seeing a few more little Duggars around.

 

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    What you have stated is quite de rigueur in the large family environment.Children in large families do not receive adequate parental attention.Some are neglected while others receive attention.All of all, such children raise themselves or each other.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    I totally agree with you. 1-2 children are the optimal number that a parent can raise effectively, giving each child a normative childhood.Larger families have an unequal parity with the oldest child having the brunt of the responsibilities.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Duffsmom, you have hit the nail on the head.People who continuously have children do have mental and emotional issues.Many of them have no outside life nor hobbies.There are some women who have baby hunger which is only satisfied by having children.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    No parent can effectively raise a large amount of children.Parents of large and very large families have their oldest children raise the younger ones.Middle children in such families are oftentimes overlooked and ignored.