Sunday, August 31, 2008

what is the advantages and disadvantages of being a member of a large family?

What family means? Family to me is having a caring mother, a loving father, and a helpful sisters and brothers. Along with aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents and lots more. From the reader’s digest dictionary, a nuclear family consists of parents and their children, whereas an extended family includes other relatives. Family is an important role in life.

Being a part and a member of a large or either small family, we could see that everyone in this world have their own family, that they loved much. A person without family is all alone by themselves is lonely and empty of happiness. Having a large family is a reward for a person in life.

Some of the advantages of having and being part of a large family is one can has the support of the family circle. They can get help and support from one another. the eldest and the youngest can depending on each other and one should be the leader so that the eldest can take the responsibility to overtake and solve others problem. Solving and sharing sister’s and brother’s problem made us to be a better person and getting a close relationship together.

Another advantages of being a member of a large family, is the household chores can be divided equally among the children likes many hand make light work means sharing work makes the job easier.

Apart from that, another advantage being a member of a large family is the older children can learn responsibility from an early age. As example, when they get sisters and brothers when they are still need an attention and cares from their parents, they individually have to care and think about themselves and others when the mother gives birth of their little brother and sister. As their family becomes bigger, they have to overtake their parents responsibility little much. Sometimes, they get used to it and becomes more matured than their real age!

Although there are so many advantages, sadly, when they got too many siblings, the average parent does not really have the time nor the patience for their children in today’s hectic lifestyle. In most families with troubled teenagers, we find troubled adult as parents. Some parents feel that their children are old enough to make their own decisions, so they literally allow them to do anything they want. Without parental guidance, these parents are unwittingly setting their children up for mistakes that they may regret for the rest of their lives.

As the breadwinner is not high income earner they are not be able to afford a big house for their children as they have a large family and the members will got no privacy if the house is small.

As they have a large family members, parents are not be able to give individual attention to every child. Effective parenting is much needed during the adolescent years. Their parents tend to be too busy with their work to give them any attention. Parents are reminded that the parenting goal should be to encourage children to have self-disciplined and self-control. And this will be the problem if they have too many children.

With such demand, having a large family is a reward and not everyone will have this opportunity. Family is an important role in our lives. As the famous saying goes, blood is thicker than water. Loves our family more than everything !

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