I'd say the answer to your question is going to be rather subjective. I know people from large families who are quite happy with their circumstances and wouldn't trade their… many siblings for anything. And I know people who are only children or who have only one sib who were content growing up that way. On the other hand, I have a friend who is an only child. He'd have given anything to have had brothers and sisters. I have several sisters myself and when I was growing up I almost hated them. I regularly wished I was an only child. Now, however, I cherish all of my sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews; step family, in-laws, etc. You need to learn to appreciate what you have while you have time. Really, it's up to you and your husbund how many you should have. What you can and can't handle and afford. It is very expensive to have many children, but i have 7 older brothers, and i wouldn't trade it for a thing. But it is hard for my mom because my dad died a few years ago. Most of them are in the Army though so she is lucky, but it's still hard for her no matter how fun it is for us. I have 5 children and have to admit that its wonderful to watch them help each other out, teach each other, and to just watch them show emotion for one another. It is hard to have alot of children though. You need to have a steady job and alot of spear time. Considering that children take up alot of energy and work it would be alot easier for you to have a small family. Your children would probally rather it as well. But then again soem children in small familys want big familys. My oldest daughter is all ways telling me how much she hates her 4 little sisters, but whenever her friend comes over to help her babysit I always her hear tell my daughter that my daughter is very lucky to have so many sisters. I'm an only child. Most of the time, I love it, but there is still those moments when I could talk to a sibling or someone other than Mom and Dad about life stuff, school stuff, and other non-parent/teen topics. All in all, I like being an only child, though I do tend to be more of a recluse than I think I might be with siblings. It really depends on what you want/can do. I am a mother of 7 children. They range in ages from 16 to 10 months. I have 5 girls and 2 boys. I came from a rather average size family. I have 1 older brother by 6 years, and a younger sister by 6 years. I absolutely hated being either the younger one or the oldest one growing up. I never said that I wanted a large family, it just kinda happened. I actually never planned on having any children. I am so glad I did. I cannot imagine ever being without them. I love each of them for being different. Their many (so very many) personalities. They make life fun. I am looking foreward to having holidays with them when they are grown. I guess I was made for this. It all takes a bit of organization, and patience. That means for every one of us. The children must also exercise patience and understanding. Our family has taught us to work together as a FAMILY. We are not always so concerned about ourselves. This is a FAMILY unit. All of the schedules, meals, church functions, school, projects and so very much more. This is what life is all about. More children should grow up with the responsibilities of a large family. It teaches every one to work well with others, and to respect others. I can only pray that my children view this the same way when they are grown with their own families. I HATE to answer subjective questions, and I don't intend to sound opinionative, So I'll use a neutral standpoint and list pro's and cons. (Of a large opposed to small, we will say) That I can think of, Feel free, of course, to edit! Please Account that all Pros ARE assuming that you, as a parent, are fully capable of supporting ALL of the children equally under attentative and financial circumstances. And that they, the child, are mentally healthy. PROS- As a younger child, developing in a household with more direct siblings, the intelligence and comprehension that comes along with the constant and widely varied socializing is awesome. Children learn at younger ages to understand things, Widen there vocabulary, Improve all positive aspects of there social lives, and (IN MY OPINION) tend to be more strong willed. They seem to have more self esteem. As they grow older, and you grow older, (They are around there 20's) Chances are they're going to love you of course, and you will have all your children ready and more than willing to help you with anything you may need. Cons are basically, in this case, what CAN go wrong. CONS- It is difficult for a parent or parents to raise lots of children, it is tiring, and at the youngest ages the attention factor is crucial and difficult to keep up with. As children grow older there own social lives improve, but the hardest times are young. It is a financial trainwreck providing children, as they grow, with the wants and needs of todays standards, which is perpetually increasing in price and amount. But this is a pretty difficult question to answer, other key decisions are the population of the areas where you raise your children in compatibility with how many you have, the boy-girl factor... goes on forever I did my best I was an only kid, and I personally loved it. I didn't have anyone I had to battle for my parents attention, and I learned at an early age how to entertain myself by reading and hobbies that you can do by yourself. I now am the single parent of an only child that is 13 years old. When I ask him if he ever wishes he had brothers and sisters, he says "No way!" I think only children tend to invest more in their friendships with other people. One pitfall as a parent of an only child I know I need to be aware of, is spoiling him. I want him to realize that just because he doesn't have anyone he has to share things with, doesn't mean that you don't have to work for what you get, and other life lessons that go along with being a multiple, that only children might not experience. It's often said that the internal structures of small and large families tend to be different. In small families, the children *tend* to have more contact with adults than in large families. In the latter they usually have much more contact with some of their siblings. I've also heard it said that in really large families the kids tend to 'cluster' in two or more groups. ANSWER I feel that it isn't better either way. My parents have divorced, and my dad has a large family, with 6 children(including me, wiv my step and halfs) whereas I am a only child around my mums. Wiv a large fam, u learn how to share, but in sall family, yu havall the attention. Can't decide. It all depends on where you live if you want to have a large family. For example if you lived in a typical suburban area where there a many families but they only have the average 2 or 3 children, if you lived there and were having 4 or more children, in some cases you might be considered as 'antisocial', even if the children were all well behaved. Children do play and sometimes are a bit naturally noisy. However, a large family of 5 or more children just simply playing would upset the neighbours as I say being 'antisocial'. I did read a letter elsewhere about a family of 8 children having this problem, but luckily they moved house to another area where there were many families with many children and and everything after that was OK. Sometimes if you have a lot of children it is better to be in a area where the houses are large and there are many couples with many children, if fact once I read the paper where couples were trying to compete with each other who could have the most amount of children, this was a long time ago when conditions were a lot easier to have many kids than now. I have lost my father at the age of only four. No uncle or younger brother I had. So nobody helped us to face our problems. Whomever we asked for any help he showed us, kindness. But if we had a joint family somebody would help us. We have always faced the shortage of men. A joint family sometimes becomes irritating but teaches us to be generous also. Parents are the best teacher and family members as well. So take the advantage of a big family but just ignore the disadvantages accordingly.
Coming from a family of eight children, i say go for it! Kids are awesome, and as many as you feel you can handle is as many as you need. Most people don't want to have alot o…f kids because they put material needs first. But did you ever notice how well behaved the big families are? that's because there's no chance of spoiling them. in a large family you learn how to love many, look out for all, and put others before yourself. these are the best life lessons you can give your kids. besides, the more children you have the happier you'll be. every child brings sooo much joy. and it's alot of stress too, but as a friend of ours once said: "one child took up all of my time. how much more could six take?" our family has been through financial difficulties before, wev'e run into debt, and wev'e had to trust in God countless times to pull us through. And he has. And we are better off for the experience.
A large family has more people where as a small family has less people.
A large family & a small family both have certain quanities that make them each better than each other but a big family would be better than a small family because u would nev…er get lonely & always have somebody to talk to.
All Scorpios are different - it depends how they were brought up.
A typical "small" family is usually made up of four or less family members, most likely the 2 parents and 2 children. A "large" family is probably considered to be 5 or more f…amily members. Both these are referring to immediate family, not cousins, aunts, uncles, or grandparents.
The difference between a large family and a small family is the amount of people that are in the family. This can be defined by an immediate family or with the extended fa…mily included.
they were bigger
It all depends on the interests, money, housing situation and more As you say it all depends, if I had met a girl who came from a large family, say she was the oldest of 8 ch…ildren, but I only have a sister, 2 of course, if she told me if we were going to get married and wanted to have 8 children as well, I would not have said no way, but I would ask if she really wanted to have 8. If she insisted OK, I would then when we were engaged start looking around for quite a large house to accommodate the children that we would hopefully have. It would be bad just to keep having baby after baby in a crowded small house, nobody wants to go back to the bad old days when couples had 8 or more children living in a 1 roomed house, where I come from in Scotland they use to call that 'a single end' slums, no person now wants to be in that situation.
large families have their problems both good and bad sometimes in large families parents or guardians have to extend themselves to the other members and that can sometimes cau…se the children or child to feel left out and children can also socialize with more than a sufficient number of people a understand when people are feeling upset,angry or happy etc while on the other hand small families parents have time for their children and are more in-tune ad are a big part of their child's life but wither big or small each family tends to have their own handful of problems when it comes to the younger generation.
They can live in small or big families. I come from a family of 8, but there are still small families in the USA.
A recent study found that families in Latin America are getting smaller, and are due to drop in size by 18% by the year 2020. This is due to a growing number of single parent …households, as well as women delaying having children until they are older.
Typically, Russians do not have large families. Russia has a very low population growth rate.
very large familes they have at least 15 kids in one famile
Today, families are typically small in Europe, with parents only producing an average of about 2 children, if that. However, in the old days it was not uncommon for families t…o have four, five, even ten children.
It depends on the area you are in if you are in Tokeo then small but a cmall city or town you might have a large family.