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The advantages and disadvantages of being a member of a large family
Living in a small family might give you the opportunity to be successful since you will be supported financially and emotionally more, providing that you make good use of your chance. Conversely, in a big family you might not receive financially and emotionally support enough. This difficulty might lead someone to commit crime, however, it is a feeble excuse in my book. From personal experience of a friend of mine, growing up in a family of 11 children, living in a large family was a very unpleasant experience. He felt lost in the crowd, suffered low self esteem from constant criticism from his siblings. He told me there is no privacy in his life he can taste. He believes the benefits of a small family outweigh the disadvantages.
On account of the fast that some parents who have one child often spoil him/her rotten in order to provide a comfortable life for him/her which has an adverse effect on their future. Coming from a small family has its disadvantages as well as advantages. From psychological viewpoint, Parents have to encourage a sense of responsibility in their children since children should learn to take responsibility for their own lives in the near future. A spoiled child will not be an autonomous person who is able to tackle the upcoming problem in life. In addition, the adolescents who are dependent on their parents emotionally and financially in any case will not be capable of thinking rationally and make rational decisions. From my point of view, in some case, a strict upbringing will work for children to learn something.
I think it is not advisable to raise large families which is something of an anachronism these days. Times have changed, therefore, our attitudes has to be changed. All children are entitled to have a comfortable life, access to higher education and feed well. From psychologist vantage point, Deprived children tend to do less well at school so how can they continue their education. Moreover, When parents raise a large family, and are unable to discipline them, their children will become noisy, argumentative.
There are some pluses to living in a big family that has to be taken into consideration. The significant merit of living in a big family is that you can learn from other family members of yours and they support and guide you whenever you need. Sometimes you make a small mistake and you don’t dare to tell your parents but you can tell your siblings because they are more comfortable-to-be-with compared with parents.
On the other hand, The interests of the children are different and life would be one of variety and it would be a happy life as variety is the spice of life. Children can learn lot of social skills in their earlier ages and they will have the feeling of responsibility in addition to more love and affection will be there in between family members. A child who has several brother and sister rarely lacks company. I suppose the advantages of being a member of a large family are far too numerous to mention.
Take my life for example which can illustrate the point. We are a family of four and I have only a kid sister who is married and I consult with her whenever I need to. I rather living in a family with moderate amounts of family members. I like everything that I have.
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