To live with brothers and sisters?
August 22, 2008 11:06am CST
Hey~ guys on mylot~ here's what I confuse I know in many other countries, people have the choice to have many babies, but in Shanghai, China, as you may know, a crowd place i live, its absolutely rare to see a family having two or even more kids. Recently i met a girl who has 3 little sisters in her family, u know, I was like "OH,MY!" and she told me because her father wanted a boy, unfortunately, its seemed thats never gonna happen~~ i thought about some friends in different countries, they all have brothers and sisters.. Do u guys pay for more kids, I mean like taxation or sth? Because here in China, we have those money thing and I dont quite figure it out. And.. how does it feel like to live with your brothers and sisters?
• United States
29 Aug 08
Actually in the US, the government gives you more tax refund if you have more kids, so it is quite the opposite from China. I have one brother I live with and sometimes it's good, sometimes bad. Mostly it's fun though, so I really think you missed out.
• United States
23 Aug 08
Life in general costs more with more kids but in the US we aren't taxed on our kids. In America, if you have children you claim them on your income tax return and the government actually gives a bit back to your family if you qualify for it. Its the governments way of trying to help us ensure that our kids are taken care of....Although some people abuse this help. I grew up with my little brother and loved it. Being a big sister was never easy but looking back I wouldn't change it. My kids (2 girls and a boy) seem to love having each other around. Even when they fight and argue there isn't anything they wouldn't do for each other.