Difference between children

April 23, 2007 10:36pm CST
What is the age difference among your children.What is the ideal age difference?Because if the difference is too short parents will face difficulties in upbringing,and if the difference is too long first child can face a little difficulty to accept it.What do you think?
4 responses
• United States
30 Apr 07
I have a 30yr old daughter,son 29,daughter .28,daughter 22,daughter 18,daughter 13,son 8,and a son 7.as you can tell I did it both ways and I had no problems.
@34momma (13893)
• United States
30 Apr 07
wow, boothgirl4, you must be mother of the year! that is alot of children and to have raised them all without problems. i want to be like you when i grow up! LOL
• United States
30 Apr 07
you must have misunderstood me when I said no problems.I meant. no problems with the age differences all the other childhood drama was there!
• United States
24 Apr 07
I have 4 children. The first 3 were born each a year apart. There is 15 months between #1 and #2 and 13 months between #2 and #3. Then we just had our last one last year. There is about 3 1/2 years between #3 and #4. I like the closer spacing. It was easy to just go from baby to baby. Before our last one came along I was used to not having a baby in the house and it was hard to go back to being up all night and diapers and bottles and stuff like that. The older 3 are best friends. They are 6, 5 and 4 now and do everything together. They are lost without each other. The one year old plays with them occasionally but they get bored with what she can do after awhile. She is going to be alone growing up because her siblings all have each other to play with.
• United States
24 Apr 07
I have two children a boy 7 and a girl 3. This has worked out nicely for us and just in the past 6mo. they have realy and I mean really started playing together very well. They fight too don't get me wrong but I really like the age differnece. I would like to have one more thought and probally won't be ready for another year. I worry about that age difference if we do have a third.
• United States
25 Apr 07
I have three boys,they are 19,17 1/2 and 4. the older boys are 18 mo. part and were and still are very competative with eachother1 they never ever let anytihng slide,and were always fighting! my oldest is a capricorn and always wanted to be incharge,and was and still is super bosey1 my 17 yr od is a libra,and the opposite of his older brother. one would cuss and break things,and fight,the other would clam up and not speak to anyone when he got mad,unless it was his brother and then they got into fist fights,so i was always pulling them apart! when my youngest came along it took the 17 yr olds place as the baby,(at least to him,hes always my baby!lol!) ,but he resented the new baby.my oldest was a little better,and made more effort to play with the new baby,though there is such a large differenc in age,my 4 yr old often acts like an only child. though my older boys fought alot,they always shared and played with eachother,and liked the same things. the littleist one is a Leo,and acts like the king! he has a very hard time shareing,and likes to fight with the older boys,and gets mad if they say stuff like she was my mommy first! but then they can all get along at times too!
• United States
25 Apr 07
I have three kids all close in age. They are the best of friends wich can make my life a little easier. When I am cooking dinner I can tell them to go play together and that keeps them from being underfoot. From my experence they compete with each other and this helps with them learning the things they needed to know.