Most of us stay perplexed about the idea of family planning. Family planning is an important aspect of life and planning your family is as equally important as planning your future. You may or may not differ in opinion with your spouse about the number of kids you should have. The number of kids you should have is also dependent on your financial and personal well being as all of us wish to provide the best grooming and the best education to all our children. Here we will discuss about the pros and cons of having a single as well as multiple children.
Having a Single Child
Having a single child is the latest trend which most of the families are following these days. We often hear about slogans which say “A Small family is a happy family”. The advantages of having a single child is not only limited to parents but to the child too. A single child gets all the attention and affection from her parents. All the monetary resources of the parents are utilized in the grooming of the single child and parents make sure that their child gets the best of everything in life. The resources are not divided among the siblings as they just have a single child to take care of. The child, on the other hand, feels special as she gets ample time and immense love from her parents. All her demands are fulfilled and she doesn’t have to share anything with her siblings. On one hand, life seems to be wonderful for a single child but on the other hand, she also feels bored and lonely when her parents are away. It is important for parents to help her develop a good friend circle so that she can interact with other children of same age group too. Sometimes it becomes difficult for children to share everything with their parents and they often share some personal things with their siblings. In the absence of siblings, they look for good friends who can either be their parents themselves or other children of the same age group. However, for most of us, life seems to be almost perfect for single children.
Having More Than One Child
This decision depends entirely on the parents and there is no harm in having more than one child. It is fun to watch how children interact with their siblings. The activities they do can be exciting to watch and will fill your home with the loads of happiness and notorious acts. The most important thing which children in large families learn is the art of sharing things with their siblings. They also learn how to work in teams and how to divide work. Children in large families learn a lot more than they can learn being a single child. However, arranging monetary resources can be a problem for some parents having multiple children. It might get difficult at times to arrange monetary resources for the education of multiple children if you are not financially stable. More children at home also means equal number of mouths to feed till the time they mature enough and earn for themselves. Having multiple children can also prove to be a wild ride as they require individual care and attention. They can be noisy at times and may often quarrel with each other over petty issues.
In either of the cases, the child safety, inside of the house and outside of the house, is of utmost importance. One can go for strollers, convertible car seats for keeping the children safe outside. As far as the inside of the homes is concerned, switch covers, protecting corners and keeping sharp and inflammable stuff away from the children will help a lot.
At the end, whatever decision you make about your family, you should discuss about it with your spouse and act sensibly. Never regret over a decision as all children are gifts of god.