How Many kids to you have?
September 28, 2007 1:49pm CST
I have 3 and wondered how anyone does it with more than 3. Love to hear how?
28 Sep 07
I am having two daughters one is nine years old and the younger one is five years old. I find it difficult to manage two of them and are not planning for a third child. I think it would be good enough for me to take care of the two give them good education and see that they are given ample chance to progress in life.
1 Oct 07
hi becca! i have 6 of my own. my firstborn is already 20 and working. my 5 younger ones are 12 and under. it's a balance of love, understanding and discipline. when things get chaotic, i have to yell to be heard above all the noise. then again, since i'm a stay-at-home mom, i encourage my kids to open up to me by answering all their questions as best as i can. they also know that they can tell me anything. everytime i get mad, i stay in my room for a few minutes, cool down and get back out. after which, i talk to the child or children concerned and i ask them why they think i got mad. they tell me what they think, and of course, 90% of the time, they're right. this, i think, has made my kids more sensitive to other people's feelings and has made it a lot easier for me to get through to them. i also remind them constantly of being thankful for whatever they have. at the same time, i encourage them to aim for excellence in whatever they do. so, in my case, it's a mix of everything. they are 6 individuals and there's no one way of raising one's brood. oh yes, i pray too. A lot.:)
• United States
28 Sep 07
I have 3 of my own but I also babysit a friends little boy 5 days a week. So sometimes I have 4. Its not too hard to have that many. They fight sometimes. They are all 5 and under. I've considered having a 4th but I'm not sure I could handle or afford 4 teenagers.