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I agree sherrituck. I am an only child and I understand completely what you are saying.
Being an only child is the GREATEST thing in the world. Have undivided parental attention which paid emotional dividends. I would not change being an only child for the world. Being an only child made me reach out to others more.
There are those who believe in the premise that TRUE FAMILY=xx kids & that small families are by nature, incomplete & inauthentic. These people KNOW what to do to prevent conception but elect to have xx kids because they feel THAT is family.
That was my exact thought when I posted this question. Thank you for bringing that up.
There are a lot of needy children in the world, but it is also something to think about that many industrialized countries are not having enough children to maintain their populations. Germany for example, now gives financial incentives to have kids.
That's a rare situation though Brett, take a look at China and India to name a couple. As a whole the population is way over capacity in this World. I think the economy, fuel prices, and food costs are proof of that.
Good answer. I also think that sometimes it's better to put the future of your species ahead of your own.
You are right. I think that education about 'family' aspect of life is very important to have a healthy society in due course.
I think the idea of having multiple children is left over from when there was a family farm to run. All hands were needed then. Now there really is no need for a large family, but the idea is stuck in people's minds.
Large/very large families were fine in more agrarian times. However, there are still remnants that in this pronatalist culture. There is STILL residual prejudice against childfree and 1-child families. Did a hub on this subject, check it out!
That is typical of large and very large families. Parents of such families DON'T care about the children's welfare. Did many hubs on this. It is the parent's contention that the kids CAN take care of themselves.If they CAN'T, well tough!
When child after child is brought into a large family in poverty, I generally think, perhaps cynically, that half the reason for the child's birth is an increase in the welfare check. :(
Not in ALL cases look in the large family blogs & listen to parents& children. .Many blv that kids are preordained.They also blv that +kids make kids better.They see their family as A SOCIAL GROUP. To them, small families are unnatural for ki
Totally agree, before parents have children, the F.E.P. principle should be in effect. Parents should be more than adequately afford to provide for their children financially, emotionally, and psychologically.
Dont take my comment the wrong way I want more than 1 child but the Earth is in trouble, that's impossible to deny if our generation doesn't fix it who will?
Parents of large/very large families HAVE kids based SOLELY upon WANTS. It DOESN'T matter whether THEY can or can't afford to do so.They have this inverse logic is that it is fine for their kids to grow up in want & poverty but THAT'S not importa
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My child is an only child and a straight A student, intelligence has nothing to do with family size
Intelligence can be based on how much time the parents spend with the children, encouraging them to pursue a higher education, etc. After the fourth child, parents can become very busy and the education can go downhill from there.
I can't argue with that, I would certainly think that the more children you have the less you would be able to put into their education.
DS, only children are highly intelligent. In fact, only children are high academic achievers because of parental interaction and investments. The more children per family, the less allotment for education, that's a well known fact.
Kids are routinely packed off to day care. They learn to share toys and get along with the same pack of children every weekday there. Then they go to school and many will be in after-school care with the same pack of children.
Nothing's sad about being an only child. Only children do not have sibling drama and are free to develop into their highest human potential. Only children are NOT lonely. Such "logic" here? Only children play w/other kids & do JUST FINE, THANK Y
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