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I agree; it seems having numerous children must eventually limit the time you can spend with each of them. Still, larger families can still be very loving and functional groups. I'll probably shoot for 2-3 children myself. Thanks for your input.
Not really Children from large families aren't close w/their parents like children from small & medium families are.They don't have the opportunities that the latter have In large families,some are ignored while others aren't!Wouldn't wish it at
Only does not have to mean lonely.Not at all. Arrange play dates for your son. Get him involved in activities. Have him be close to his cousins Only children can find companionship thru friends & cousins. One doesn't need siblings for companions
I'll welcome any input, thanks for sharing your story!
I do feel that larger families (like my own) have more trouble devoting time to each child individually, but being part of a group definitely has its own perks, too.
Only children aren't spoiled and problematic children. That is an old myth. Only children are well adjusted, mature, high achievers, & highly resourceful children.
Only children do share & are raised to share. Being an only child was awesome.You're adhering to baseless, even atavistic stereotypes regarding only children. I know people w/siblings who are selfish & refuse to share because they're forced t
Grace, I agree that only children are by no means selfish, at least not in my experience. I have met some who did feel lonely, and wished they had someone near their age in the house to play with. Regardless, as always, thanks for your input.
I agree not all are selfish of course. I have met some that are as well as children from bigger families. That is not why I wanted more than 1 tho. It is because I loved having sisters + a brother & wanted my girls to enjoy the same life .