Why do some people have an ignorant belief that moms of large families cannot be the same as moms with one or 2?
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Well spoken from an extreme prejudice point of view,I suppose you think all black people are in gangs Jewish people are cheap and All people that don't go to church should burn.people like you make me glad I am not like that.
This is not prejudice at all. This is a logical conclusion, large/very large families are detrimental to children. Some won't receive the needed attention, are cast aside, even discarded. Oldest/older children MUST raise younger siblings.
You have a few good points but I feel like you are generalizing the whole of mothers with many kids. Exactly what do you have against older siblings stepping up and helping with the younger kids? What better way to teach them responsibility and love?
I feel that if the mother has the children SHE should raise them. It's not the oldest child's responsibility to raise children h/she DIDN'T have. Children should be children, not adults. It's child abuse to have oldest children PARENT'RAISE siblings!
Agree to disagree? I have three kids and I want them to be compassionate adults someday who know how to take care of children. They do chores, they have responsibilities, and my oldest helps me with my youngest sometimes AND still gets to be a kid.
Why should your oldest help you with YOUR child? YOUR child is YOUR responsibility, not your oldest. If you cannot handle raising children by yourself, then DON['T have them. Children shouldn't raise children. That is YOUR job as a parent.
My kids will grow up understanding what it's like to help out with chores, making dinner, and YES, even helping out with their siblings. My children don't RAISE each other, they HELP out. It's what families do.
People are justifying alarmed at mother of large/very large families. It's unfair to children for they AREN'T going to get the needed attention. Oldest/older children ARE THE PARENTS. 1-2, perhaps 3 or 4 children IS ENOUGH to raise effectively!
children are blessings and I'm sure her children feel blessed too
Yes, children are BLESSINGS but that doesn't mean that you have a conglomerate of children. Children need love & individualized attention, esp. oldest/older children. They shouldn't spend their formative years PARENTING siblings!
I just don't get why you think the older ones must spend ALL their hours taking care of their younger siblings. In the families I know, the older ones help out as they mature but they are still allowed to have active, fun and fulfilling kid lives.
NO THEY DON'T. IT'S the PARENT'S JOB to raise the children, NOT THE OLDEST SIBLING. WORD: If a parent can't raise the children, h/she SHOULDN'T have had those children in the first place. Children AREN'T parents. DON'T have what you CAN'T raise alone
Grace, I can see you feel very strongly about your position, passionate, even. It's a good thing there are differences of opinion in the world. It would be a boring place if not!
You know that is so true.