Family types – pros and cons

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What is better? Living in a small family with only one child or living in a big family with more children? What are the pros and cons of the different family types?


living in a one-child family/ being an only child/ living in a small family:


  • the child gets all the attention and love, there is no need for sharing in anything
  • parents are in a better financial position because they have to take care of one child only


  • the undivided attention can be too much for some children
  • the parents want their one child to succeed and it comes with a lot of pressure
  • being an only child can be boring and one can feel alone
  • it is possible that the child will have problems with building relationships

living in a family with more children/living in a big family:


  • children have the capability of sharing and helping
  • the social skills can be improved much faster and easier
  • children with siblings have someone they can confide in if they don’t want to involve the parents
  • siblings can give moral support


  • difficulties can occur in the financials, more children mean higher expenses
  • the parents have a hard time giving the children attention and love equally
  • sharing things like clothes or even a room can be annoying especially in the case of teenagers