Parents of smaller families have less children per household so they have more emotional resources to become more vested, concerned, & interactive w/ their children. They are further able to spend MORE TIME w/ each child as a result of the small number of children. They also have more access to their children & vice versa. In smaller families, children normally receive the utmost care, time, & attention from their parents. Parents of small families have the resources to insure that their children have the best opportunities, particularly educationally & socioeconomically. There is more monies allotted to children in smaller families so they are able to pursue educational, cultural, & intellectual activities. Parents of smaller families are educated & successful themselves so they want the same for their children & guide them towards achieving their highest educational & career goals.
Parents of large/very large families have more children per household so they have less emotional resources which result in being less vested, concerned, & interactive w/ their children. It is humanly impossible for parents to devote the necessary time to a large number of children. In large/very large families, it is normal for the oldest/older children to be neglected, even waysided in favor of the younger/youngest children who need more parental time, care, & attention. In large/very large families, resources are very few to non-existent. There is very little monies allotted to each child. Poverty & struggle are de rigueur for large/very large families. Children must do the best they can. Parents of large/very large families have other concerns. It is unlikely for children of large/very large families to become educated & successful. Many must forgo their education in order to work to supplement family income. Thus the cycle of poverty & struggle continues yet again....& again.