I have 8 children and my partner left when i was pregnant with the last one. so for me this is it. I cant manage anymore due to doing it alone. i dont care how many other people have as i know someone who has 1 child and i cope better so i think it is very individual
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11-04-2012 19:00 #31Senior Member
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11-04-2012 19:59 #32
Dp and I both want 4 or 5. When I mention this people think I'm nuts. Most of my friend think 2 is enough!
11-04-2012 22:14 #33
I think "how many is too many?" is a very variable question/answer that changes over people/time.
Some families end up much bigger due to blended families etc.
I think though, at some point, the parents need to ask themselves why they keep wanting more children? How will child 14 complete the family when child 13 couldn't? I think it then comes down to the parent's neediness, need for attention or some other psychological gain they get from constantly being pregnant.
11-04-2012 22:28 #34
It really depends.
If they spend their days lighting up bongs on the couch, hosting binge-a-thons every night and refusing to even so much as go down to Maccas and ask for an employment form, then 1 is 1 too many.
If they're well off, both parents are in a strong, loving relationship, they love and want their children and can provide for them, have strong morals and a sense of patience, fairness and respect, then the sky is the limit.
11-04-2012 22:50 #35Senior Member
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I keep reading comments about breeding below or at the replacement level. Australians have been breeding below replacement levels for about 36 years now, so what's the problem with some having 10?
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12-04-2012 05:58 #36Senior Member
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I think it's a personal thing. At this stage 1 is enough for us.
12-04-2012 06:56 #37
I'm a more the merrier type of person but cause DH and I started late in life so I'll be happy with having 3 to make us a family of 4
Oh and loving6 just wanted to show off my avatar lol
12-04-2012 07:21 #38
I think everyone should be aware of their environmental impact regardless of the size of their family. I would think it responsible to be taking extra measures as your family grows. I think lifestyle has more of an impact than number of kids.
Overpopulation is certainly a huge issue globally, but locally I don't think limiting child numbers is going to make much difference. A lot of it probably comes down to poverty, lack of education and cultural drivers in developing countries. Improve these factors and we might have a better shot at sustainability globally.
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12-04-2012 07:26 #39
Personally, 3 is my limit.
As long as you can give them everything they need, have as many as you want.
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12-04-2012 07:44 #40
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