How many is too many?

Ash1141 Ash1141
How many children is too many? Not necessarily for you but for other people. Do you see a woman at the grocery store with 6 little kids and think "Omg, hello birth control!". Or does it not bother you whatsoever? I know we've probably all thought "wow, are they all theirs?". Just curious what amount gets you thinking "holy cow!".
09/15/2011
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wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I think it really depends on the day for me and my moods. And the behavior of the children. For myself, I don't think I ever want any children. I think between 1-3 is a good number for other people, usually more than that I think "really now? are you trying to suffocate the planet more?"

But, with that said, in all actuality, I don't think I ever really give it THAT much thought.
09/15/2011
Beaners Beaners
More than 4 and I start thinking... I know a well adjusted family with 4, but sometimes I can think that's a bit excessive as well.
09/15/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
To me it doesn't matter, as long as all of the children are taken well care of and loved. Some people have just one child and I think for some of them, even one is too much. Depends on the caregiver.
09/15/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
five plus for me. Especially if they're similar ages, but not born at the same time. Give your body a break, take a rest, please, use a condom.
09/15/2011
indiglo indiglo
I pretty much agree with sktb0007. To me, there is no magic number that is "too many". As long as the parents can take care of (financially, emotionally, etc.) their children, then I don't have a problem with it. For some people, 1 child is more than they can handle, while other families have 4 or 5 kids and take care of them just fine.
09/15/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i think the duggers need to stop, period. seriously. even when they make comments to the kids like "so is your mom pregnant again?" their eyes get wide & they sort of freeze for a sec, like, "oh, dear god, i hope not." personally, i think more than 5 is a lot. actually, i think 5 is a little excessive. but if you can take care of them, then that's all that really counts. especially since i know some people end up w/ like octupletes. i actually have a friend who is super catholic (i am too, but i still believe in condoms & birth control), & she's waiting till marriage to have sex (as am i, only not for religious reasons). then when she gets married, she said she's not going to use condoms or birth control, ever. she said the only way she would ever take birth control is for medical reasons. i told her good luck w/ that & her future million babies.
09/15/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
If the parents are able to take care of the kids, I'm not bothered by how many people choose to have. But when the number of kids is affecting how they're being brought up, then there's a line that's been crossed.
09/15/2011
Beck Beck
I have a cousin who is 27 and she has 6, no birth control still! I want three myself, however this would make 5 for my husband. I think that one family Duggar's or whatever. Now that is an insane amount of kids!
09/16/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
To me it doesn't matter, as long as all of the children are taken well care of and loved. Some people have just one child and I think for some of them, even one is too much. Depends on the caregiver.
I completely agree with this. There are plenty of people that shouldn't even have one child and then there are are people who can handle a lot more. On the other hand, I have a co-worker who is one of seven and they all turned out fantastic. It just depends on what the parents can handle.
09/16/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
Overpopulation is a bigger problem than people realize. It bothers me when people have more than two kids, although I know its not always intentional.
09/16/2011
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Im an anti-natalist, which means I am against having any amount of children. So, yes it bothers me to see people with children especially because of the great dangers of overpopulation.
09/16/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
If they can afford them, and every child gets individual attention, I don't think there is a given number. Yes, the Duggars have more kids than they can reasonably take care of. Those older girls are like slaves. It's sad.

I have a friend with 8 kids and she does a great job. I know a few women with one or two who can't handle them at all. So, the number doesn't really matter.
09/16/2011
WierdAl WierdAl
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Originally posted by Ash1141
How many children is too many? Not necessarily for you but for other people. Do you see a woman at the grocery store with 6 little kids and think "Omg, hello birth control!". Or does it not bother you whatsoever? I know we've probably ... More
More than two, my friends wife has three from a previous relationship and two with him. Thats five and things are nuts in there house.
09/17/2011
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