Consider your family size.
If you are in a position to plan the size of your family, consider having a smaller family instead of a large one. More and more families are opting to have just one or two children and finding that there are a number of great reasons to have fewer children.
Here are some of the benefits to having a small family:
- Each child receives more attention from the parents.
- Children in small families, especially first and only children, tend to succeed more with school and personal achievement than do children of larger families.
- It is much less expensive to raise a small family than a large one.
- It is easier for both parents to combine careers with family life.
- The general stress level is lower because there are often fewer conflicts and less rivalry.
- Smaller families with fewer children have less of an impact on our global and local resources including schools, water, food and so on.
How to think about your family size:
Having a smaller family will help not only our families thrive but also the environment, our community, economy and our health.
When it comes time to plan your family, truly consider the following things:
- Your current and future income. Kids cost money, lots of money. Will you be able to truly afford them?
- Will both parents have to work or can one stay at home?
- Does the planet need another person on it?
- Will there be jobs, a place to live, clean air and water to breath when these children grow up?