Big Family vs. Small Family

583 WordsMay 13, 20163 Pages
Parents everywhere have to make the best decisions for their children. One of those decisions is the size of the family. Parents have to choose what they think will be better for the kids and themselves. I believe that larger families are better than small families. I choose big families, for a number of reasons, including building social skills, responsibility, independence, and assertiveness. There is a growing trend in the world to have a small family rather than a large one. Why? Because of money. A family’s financial situation is closely related to the size of the household. The cost for a small family is way less than for a large family. As a result, children of small families can afford to go to better schools, or explore expensive…show more content…
Feelings are more likely to be out in the open in a big family, because to get what you want, you have to say it and be forceful. This is an important life skill. They are more assertive and expressive. Finally, my last reason is just because it’s fun. It’s fun to fight over the t.v. remote with my sisters, or to go to their basketball games. It’s fun to sprint across the room to get the last slice of pizza, or argue over whose shirt it is. The holidays are more festive, and when they’re gone the house seems big and empty. They have seen me at my worst, and I’ve seen them at theirs, but still we don’t judge. It’s like we signed a contract long ago, as soon as we came out of the womb, to stick together forever. I only feel like that with my siblings and I pity only children and a families of two children, because they don’t have that bond with as many people as I do. In conclusion, larger families are better in terms of social situations and important life skills. At the end of the day, it’s what makes the parents more comfortable, but I’d like to urge any future parents to not dismiss the idea of a big family because of money and income. There are a lot of advantages to having a bigger
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