8 Advantages of Being Part of a Large Family
- June 24, 2020
- Posted by: Houssam Hawwa
- Category: Blog
I think there are advantages for being a member of a large family, yet in reality some overlook it, others can view a family with eight children as an extraordinary family. “My husband came from a family of 14 children, and my family has 5 children. For us, the presence of a large family seemed to be normal,” says the author of the article on Joy Field Life Website.
Many people are quick to mention the difficulties facing the large family, as well as its increasing requirements, on the other hand I see it as a great blessing. Of course there are difficulties but there are also many advantages; for example, family reunification!
The advantages of the large family are not limited to parents only. The following are important advantages for children as they come from a large family:
Having support when they grow up and become young:
I remember how my older kids were helping and encouraging their younger siblings and I like it, sometimes advice from older brothers was what a teenage brother who is struggling to face a difficult phase in their life needs, and now I’m happy to see how they love each other as young adults. Siblings are the constant support of each other in life, starting from their growing up together until the end of life, and many children may overlook this, but when they mature and become young people, they will realize the true value of support provided to them by their family and their brothers in particular.
They learn how to participate:
Participation for children does not come by nature. Rather, they acquire it with the presence of many siblings at home. Thus, we have had many opportunities to teach our children the importance of sharing with others and acquiring early skills in their lives such as social intelligence, understanding others, knowing how to deal with different types of people and adapting to different environmental conditions when they grow up and become young, this will certainly contribute to their intellectual maturity and appear clear to their mental age.
They learn the values of tolerance and coexistence with others:
Certainly there is sometimes competition between siblings, but with time passing, they learn the values of tolerance and harmony with others, including those values that were difficult to interact with, since the presence of brothers and siblings in the same family helps children to mature straight and adapt to dealing with different types of people and participation in group teams with others.
They learn the feeling of gratitude:
Because we didn’t give them plenty of material things, children learn to appreciate what they get and what they have and then learn to be satisfied. Parents are the only people who always give without waiting for a payment from their children, which helps children gain the values of gratitude, friendliness, and giving without charge.
Enjoying with each other:
With so many kids in the house you probably haven’t heard much about being bored, even young children enjoy watching other kids play. So they all learn to be creative and develop their imagination when playing together, and this helps them enjoy their time together by practicing shared hobbies or playing with each other.
They learn to think of others, and that the world is not limited to them only:
Many children today get a lot, and they are used to their mom’s pampering to them to the point that they tend to focus on the self and self-love more, but in the larger family, the mother does not have time to meet the wishes and needs of each child in this way, which makes them learn to think of others and self-altruism, accepting the existence of others and understanding their role in life from a young age.
Older children represent as role models for their younger siblings:
When older children choose to practice their religion and spirituality, they give their younger brothers a role model in learning how to practice religious rites. Also, the majority of children follow the path of their brothers in matters of study and life situations. The older brothers are a mirror that reflects the personalities of their younger brothers and clarifies what they will be when they grow up, so it is important that the older children realize their role in forming the personalities of their brothers and always work to be a good example and a role model.
They learn to be responsible:
Each member of the family must participate and assist other family ones, and this is equal to working in a group team and not working alone as an overload. When a child learns from a young age that they have a role in life and must contribute to the home or help their family in the simplest things, they will be more cooperative when they grow up and become a young man and they will detest to have their role in the present life absent at the same time, because they learned to participate first-hand and help those people around them.
Now, what characteristics do you feel in your life being part of a large family?