No Child Left Behind: Can Having a Big Family Harm Your Children?

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1.  Children don’t receive as much individualized attention when they have to compete with siblings.

It can be a struggle for two parents let alone a single parent to divide their attention equally among many children, and parents in large families may need to make an extra effort to make sure each child feels their parents are available to address their individual needs and concerns.  It’s important to make children understand that they are a part of something bigger, but you should also make sure that each child is recognized as an individual by setting aside special time for them and catering to their interests.

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