Smaller Families vs Larger Families

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Sabrina Harrell
January, 23, 2013

Smaller Families vs. Larger Families: Which is More Beneficial? Even though having a larger family may be more entertaining, there are many disadvantages of having one. That is why I think it is better to have a smaller family. The cost of having a larger family can be extremely high especially for food, house payments, bills, and school tuition. Shopping for food is a very big responsibility, it can be very expensive and the cost of groceries add up quickly. Although having a larger family has many disadvantages, there are many advantages of having a smaller family. When you have a larger family there are many bills and payments, but having a smaller family means less bills, and less shopping. Having a smaller family is also convenient when you’re going out for dinner or going on vacation. Going on vacation can be very stressful and difficult when you have a larger family, you have to pack more clothes, and pay more money for a hotel if you have to buy an extra room. But with a smaller family you only have to buy one room and there’s not as much that you have to pack. People may think that if you have only one or two children they will grow up to be spoiled, but having an only child can help them grow up to be independent and not have to rely on others to help them. With a larger family your children will grow up always having someone there to help them, and they wont learn how to do things on their own. Having a larger family can be extremely expensive and difficult to manage, that is why I think smaller families are more convenient to have.
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