Big families!

@detion (198)
August 1, 2016 4:27pm CST
My family is a big one! We are 6 children, 5 sisters and 1 brother. We are always chatting, laughing, discussing and sometimes getting in trouble! We are all grown ups, but really love each other. Nowadays young couples have the tendency to reduce the number of children. What do you think about this fact? Is it a good thing or a bad one?
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
1 Aug 16
I'm not sure, only had one brother, I guess it's good to have a number of brothers and sisters.
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@miniam (9232)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 Aug 16
@kevin1877uk Not really Kevin,there is not enough to go around when you are a large family,give me less siblings and day.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
1 Aug 16
@miniam Good way of looking at it, I won;t really know wth only have one brother.
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@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
1 Aug 16
I wish I could have another child so my son would have a sibling but his father is just solid on never having another child. I am one of 4 from my mom 5 if you count my dad's son with another woman. I was watching tv and a woman said her father was an only child but he went and had 22 kids! Crazy isn't it? I thought cheaper by the dozen was insane.
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@detion (198)
1 Aug 16
Craizy just to think! How many women did he have? He might have been very rich!
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@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
1 Aug 16
@detion Well her quick explanation of it was "Poppa was a rollin stone" lol
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@Teep11 (7212)
• United States
1 Aug 16
Not everyone wants a large family but large families is a blessing. There can be more support in larger families. Especially siblings who are close in age.
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@detion (198)
1 Aug 16
Yes that's true. We are very close in that department!
• Guernsey
1 Aug 16
Awww thats really sweet! I wish I had more sisters and brotheres hehe got 2 of them. Umm I think people reduce the number because of financial problems. taking care of a kid and paying all their needs is expensive.
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@detion (198)
1 Aug 16
yes pretty true!
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@jaboUK (55193)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 16
That's great that you all get on so well with each other. Two children were enough for me.
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@Chellezhere (1393)
• United States
1 Aug 16
It really depends. Often, in the past, it wasn't about wanting a big family. It was about a lack of birth control and infant mortality. Today, however, a lot has to do with financial stability.
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@rina110383 (24068)
1 Aug 16
I have 3 siblings. In the future, I would love to have just one or two children. I prefer a smaller family.
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@miniam (9232)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 Aug 16
I came from a large family, it`s not fun, as there is never enough to go around, not the correct presents, not enough attention from parents and ,and, and.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
1 Aug 16
I'm an only child but my boyfriend has three older brothers. I think children with no siblings just feel lonely and they're likely to be more awkward when it comes to socializing. The only pro is that they tend to be spoilt. But I know I won't have any direct nephews. We are 7 bilions, I think 2 children are enough nowadays. People now are more into work and start having children late, and one already takes too much money and attention, so maybe one child is already a big milestone nowadays.
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@Corbin5 (120056)
• United States
1 Aug 16
I think economics is a concern when couples decide to have just one or two children. It is so expensive these days to raise many children.