How many children should you have?

United States
November 8, 2006 5:44pm CST
Do you think an only child is a good idea? How about 4 kids? What is the best and where do you stop?
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18 responses
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
8 Nov 06
no i don`t think an only child is a good iead but if you have trouble coping with one then stop there indeed. i myself had five they are more of a handful as they become older adults than what they ever were when kids
• United States
11 Nov 06
LOL. that is funny. I suppose that is true though. Good Luck with them.
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
i enjoy my children and look after a lot others tookids keep you young
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
i enjoy my children and look after a lot others tookids keep you young
• United States
8 Nov 06
I am going to have one child... Because I don't think I could devote myself to two children.
• United States
9 Nov 06
That is a good thought. Do you think you might not have to devote as much time if the had a playmate?
• United States
9 Nov 06
That is a good thought. Do you think you might not have to devote as much time if the had a playmate?
• India
8 Nov 06
depends on how much u can afford.... my tot wil be 2
• United States
11 Nov 06
I have 2 I think 2 is a good number. Do you have any yet?
@nichjake (523)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I think people should only have as many kids as they can send to college without them having to get boatloads of student loans.
• United States
9 Nov 06
Great thought! Debt is a hard way to start out life.
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i want a large family. i already hae 1 son and another on the way. im not sure where i will stop.
• United States
8 Nov 06
Do you think there are pros to more children?
• Philippines
12 Nov 06
I think the 'best' here is relative to each and everyone's preference. I got two children and me and my hubby decided not to have another anymore. Well, some of the reasons for that decision are financial resources and quality time. As parents we understand that it is our major responsibility to provide for them. We want to give nothing but the best and our best may not be enough if there would be too many of them.
@mattmc419 (361)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I think one would be plenty
@Andraia (13)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I think an only child is a wonderful idea. I have one child that is two. I will not have another one the pain was to much to bare. Now on the same hand all together I have three. My fiancee has two boys and with my son we have three. I love all three of them the same. I would do anything for any one of them. I feel you stop where when and where your body tells you too.
@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
12 Nov 06
I have 2 kids,one of each and I think that is enough!
@DENNIS (31)
9 Nov 06
I HAVE 4 KIDS ALSO & LOVE THEM ALL WOULDNT CHANGE ANYTHING AT ALL I THINK AN ONLY CHILD IS A BAD IDEA SOUNDS LONELY TO ME
• United States
9 Nov 06
kids - family with kids
as much as you want
• Indonesia
9 Nov 06
yea...4 or 5 kids is good idea.
• United States
9 Nov 06
whatever you can afford and have the time to take care of
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I have two and am done. I really wanted three, but there is no more room in our schedule, our house, or our finances. I think that the number of children that is best for each family is different and people should do what is best for their individual home life.
• Malaysia
8 Nov 06
i does not have any more children
• United States
8 Nov 06
I have 6 children. I thought I was done at 4 but apparently not. After my 4th, I had my set of twins. I think you get what god wants you to have.
@ruslop (71)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I think 2 to 3 children is about the right number. An only child sometimes grows up without some of the social skills you learn by having to deal and interact with other siblings. They may have a higher self esteem, as they have the sole attention of the parent, but they may also be more self absorbed for the lack of having to share anything with another growing up.
• United States
8 Nov 06
Years ago a large family would be 6 or more children, now a large family is 4-6. Anything more than that I considered nuts. I know people who have only 1 child. Some are spoiled rotten, some are not. But even people with more children have been known to spoil their children just as much.