Is having more children workable these days ?
19 Feb 13
Hello, if you can afford to raise many children, then go ahead! A big family is a happy family. Just make sure that you can provide both the financial and the emotional needs of your children. My husband's family is a big family, and it was not easy for them because his parents are not that rich, but I admire my parents-in-law for raising them to become good people. I always see how happy they are to have each other. They are seven children, six boys and a girl. It's fun to be with them because they always joke around, make fun of each other like little kids even when they're all grown up.
30 May 08
I think people usually change their minds about the number of children they'd like to have once they actually start having them & realise everything that comes with raising them. I don't think money is always the TOP issue but if there, is anything like here in Australia, governments help to support families (even the ones with 1 or both working parents) to make sure people can have more than just 1 child. My partner's ex wanted like 10 kids & i could never understand why she'd want that many. I have 1 now (almost 2) & another on the way & i think the MAX i'd have would be 3 - just because we'd have to renovate AGAIN & like you said, the cost of everything has risen dramatically. I don't think there's any 1 person that can be blamed for the situation that we're in now. Things are running out which means they cost more to get hold of, you just need to make sure your child is raised with a good sense of money handling, good morals & ethics & when they're growing up, make sure they have everything they need - rather than everything they want - this will help to keep the costs of raising your 6+ kids down a lot!