Big or Small? Benefits of Having a Big Family
Catalina 6 months ago - in Family
Whether you grew up in a large family or your own family is big, there are many benefits of having a big family. I do agree there are some disadvantages too. Money and space are some of the major problems of large families. Luckily, those problems don’t prevent people from having large families. I’ve always believed that the bigger family, the more love it has. When you have five siblings or kids, you never think you are alone and no one loves you. When something happens, there’s always someone who is ready to support you anytime you need it. If you are currently having problems with your family and you wish you had a small family, here are a few reasons why a big family is better than a small one. I hope, these benefits will help you realize you are lucky to live in a large family.
1. You have many friends
If you have many siblings and cousins, chances are you have many friends. All families fight. In a small family, it’s hard to find someone that you can get along with so you feel lonely and desperate. When you have a big family, you always have someone that you can spend some quality time with. Plus, all your siblings and cousins have friends who may become your friends too.
2. You always have a support
No matter what happens in your life, there is always someone who can help you and support you. In a big family, children can be both selfish and unselfish. If your brother doesn’t care about you, your sister can risk her life to help you. If one of your children is selfish, there is always a child who appreciates you regardless of your character. Moreover, if you have lots of uncles and aunts, you have a huge support. Appreciate each member of your family, even if they don’t appreciate you. Having a big family is a blessing!
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3. You can do any work faster
A big family can accomplish any household chore faster than a smaller one. I grew up in a large family and I remember how my parents divided responsibilities between my siblings. I was responsible for keeping my room clean, and planting and watering flowers. My sister was responsible for keeping our living room clean, my brother enjoyed cleaning our yard, and our little sister helped our mom in the kitchen. Our house was always clean and bright and we were not afraid of the word “cleaning.”
4. The holidays are more festive
What can be better than a big family around the big holiday table? It’s hard to keep in touch with every family member all year long (when you have a large family). The majority of people live busy lives and don’t have enough free time to call or text each family member they have. Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner is always so special and festive that you look forward to this family event the whole year.
5. You mourn and celebrate together
Whether it’s a wedding or funeral, you always mourn and celebrate together. Big families tend to support each other when they hear about good or bad news. Speaking about news, news in a big family travels so fast that you don’t need to call each member of your family. Everyone will know about your happiness or grief in a matter of twenty minutes!
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6. You will have the company in your old age
There are many older people who are trying to cope with loneliness or have to live in nursing homes. It’s sad but they don’t have another option. When you have a large family, you will definitely have someone that will care for you. That’s one of the biggest reasons to have at least three children.
Having a big family is a luxury these days. Most couples have one child or even don’t have any child. People are focused on their careers and money, forgetting the most important thing in life – a family. If you are lucky to have a large family, appreciate it. I know there are many problems a large family has to deal with, but you can cope with any problem faster if you stay together. Do you have a big family? Do you think a small family is better than a big one?
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Firstly, small families can have more comfortable lives. With fewer people living under one roof, there is more space for everyone. Children in large families often have to share rooms while those in small families can have their own rooms. There is also more peace and quiet in the home of a small family with less people competing over space, privacy and which TV channel to watch. Moreover, with less members in the family, less money is needed for basic necessities such as food and clothing. There is more money for better quality furniture, gadgets, bigger cars and holidays.
A second reason why small families are better than large families is that the children will get more attention from their parents. This means that their emotional needs are more easily met. They feel loved and are happier and closer to their parents. Furthermore, parents with two children would have more time to guide and teach each child compared to parents with half a dozen kids. As a result, the children will be more mature and disciplined. Such children also do better in their studies.
In addition, the children in small families have equal opportunities compared to those in large families. Money and other resources are shared out among fewer children. Each of the children will probably have the chance to go to university. In large families, it is usually only the eldest or the smartest who will get such opportunities.
Therefore, there is no doubt in my mind that small families are better than large families. I think small families enjoy a better quality of life. Not only that but each child will benefit from the loving guidance of the parents and have equal opportunities in life. That is why I personally prefer a small family.