No Child Left Behind: Can Having a Big Family Harm Your Children?
4. It can be difficult as a parent to build strong relationships with many different personalities.
Ask any parent and they will probably never admit to having a “favorite” child, and honestly most parents truly do love all of their children equally. But loving your children isn’t the same as meshing with them; at the end of the day we’re all human and some children will have personality traits that compliment a certain parent better than the other. In a large family there’s a lot of different personalities that not only have to find a way to connect with you as a parent, but each other as well. This may take a little trial and error and a whole lot of creativity.