ruthless attitude towards raising, disciplining, and "nurturing" their children? People from small famlies tend to be more loving, thoughtful, and concerned parents. They believe in working and sacrificing for their children. However, such is not the case for people from large families as parents. They don't believe in making the necessary sacrifices for their children. They believe that their children should be on their own from a very early age and make their own way without their assistance.
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Of course, parents have a greater chance of being good parents to a small families. The small family environment is not as financially, emotionally, & psychologically tenuous as the large family environment. Good answer, austinstar!
I think the important thing for parents is to get TRAINING from parenting coaches and teachers. Having a baby is a MAJOR life decision and each child needs their own guidebook. Invest in children, but be smart about it!
Also, my parents were not overly harsh, critical, rude or ruthless.
Many relatives& friends from large families got NO attention;parents DID NOTHING for them.Sad really. Not me at all,had a WONDERFUL, LOVING childhood as an only child. PERFECT parents.Couldn't ask for BETTER or MORE LOVING parents!
I'm sorry to hear that about your relatives. That is sad. Please understand that not all parents of large families are like that. I'm glad you loved your childhood. I loved my childhood as well and wouldn't change it for anything. :)
Though I can see what you are trying to say, I think that the quality of parents has nothing to do with how many children they have. The worst parents I've ever met had only 2 children who they neglected completely (and they were very undernourished)
Being in the question and forum section, encountering wonderful people such as yourself stating their experiences, inspires hub writing. We all learn from each other.No one knows everything for that is antithetical to learning and growth.
I agree. I don't think the same way I thought five years ago. Growth in all of us is inevitable and trying to see things from other people's points of view is usually beneficial :) Happy Hubbing.