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Is it abnormal that my mom and dad had 8 kids?

everyone says its wayyyy to many kids but i cant imagine it any other way because i love all my siblings soooo much <3 so is it abnormal to have 8 kids (no adopted or step) ??? my grandma had 16 kids btw so thats why my parents wanted so many ;)

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I enjoyed being one of only 2 kids, would have far preferred to have been an only child! Look, lots of kids are fine, IF you can afford them. In THIS economy, I'd say unless you marry a man who makes better than $100k per year, you shouldn't go for 8 kids! And if you can't afford ANY, then don't have any. Its not right to raise kids in poverty. Its not right to expect the state (meaning the taxpayers!) to care for all the kids that the parents can't or won't support. The fewer kids you have, the more you can give each one of them, instead of 5 or 8 kids & always having to scrape and scratch to get by. Its been shown that if you have kids in poverty, they tend to remain in poverty, even as adults. Its a bad cycle. This isn't 1920, when folks had so many kids cos they always lost some in infancy or daddy needed extra help on the old farm. We as women are no longer nothing but baby machines. And with all of our jobs being "outsourced" & all the illegals being allowed into the country, there's not going to be enuff jobs to go around for you OR your kids. What are they supposed to do then-live with mommy & daddy until they're 40?

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uhh okayyy??? and we arent poor...we are rich so dont critize us! geezz
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So what? If you all have 8 kids, that equals 64 grand children. Let's see how rich you would be when the money is divided by 8, 64, 512, 4096, 32768. Which generation will rich become upper-middle class? middle-class? lower-middle class? Poor? Money doesn't last as long if everybody has 8 kids, now does it?
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By Tf's argument, no one should have kids Since even two kids eventually become 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, some of which will be poor.
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Its normal my grandma had 12 and my Mom had 5

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lol my grandma & grandpa had 16 kids (!!!) so thats probally why my parents wanted so many lol
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WOAH. 12!
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so my grandma had 16 kids and she is still living (90 years old) a normal healthy life with the love of her 100 grandkids :)
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100 grand kids?!?
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yah they all wanted big families too...it might be around 80 or 90ish
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mines too we have so many cousins we stop counting
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now a days people do not have that many. the average is about 3. If they are able to take care of you and afford you then they should be able to have as many kids as they want. It is just bad when a family can't afford or take care of their kids and they keep having them

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we are rich...so its fine?
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Actually, the fertility rate in the U.S. is 2.03. The world's fertility rate is just under three. This also doesn't account for infant mortality.
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yes you are right, I just rounded to 3...hard to have a 2.03 child HAHAH JK. Sure if you are "rich" and they can take care of you then who cares how many kids you have.
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Yeah(;

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It's not average but there's nothing wrong with it if they can support all of them.

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ok thanks :)
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No problem
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I knew a family of 18.
2 natural kids
16 adopted.
They owned a gas station in the Sierras, miles from anywhere. They could charge whatever they wanted and did. All 18 kids are doing great.

Larger families can be very stable and healthy for children to grow up in. They have different challenges from smaller families but they are not by any means abnormal.

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thats awesome! :) thank you! :)
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well, we're not all lucky enuff to own a gas station and make enuff $$ to feed clothe shelter & insure 18 kids.
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Well, normal compares to the average. It is normal for very religious people and people of some nationalities. However it is becoming uncommon due to the increasing costs of living and medical advances. Also, the role of women in society is changing. More women work and their role in society isn't limited to being a mother and wife anymore.
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Of course it is uncommon. Cars alone rarely seat more than 7.
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Gimme a high-five!My great-grama had 8 as well(she was the 3rd one...

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*cyber-five* :) hehehehehehehe :)
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What a coincedence!
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Nope! My dad is one of ten and HIS dad is one of 8 and mode of my granddads siblings have 8-12 kids

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cool :)
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It is unusual by today's statistics. But, it is not abnormal.

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ok thank youuu :)
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no. the duggars have 19! dont worry though. a 20th is on the way

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ok thanks!!! :)
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the duggars are NOT good role models. We women are no loner expected to bear kids every year of our lives. We have ore options than our grandparents did, PLUS most of us could in NO way afford 19 or 20 kids without state aid, and that isn't a good cycle to get going-you raise a baby on state aid, the baby has her own baby and gets state aid, etc etc.
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Lucky!!!!

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what do u mean? im confused? BLONDE MOMENT!!! :O
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Lmao I wish I had a big family(bros and sis) and lol I think that's so cute when that happens!!!
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oh ok ik its awesome :) big families are soooo much fun lol
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I seem like it I have a big family like my cuz and stuff
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It's an above average number of kids, yeah, but it's certainly not abnormal. Hell, the Octomom had 8 kids all at once, and she already had six kids before that...

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not really normal but there's nothing wrong with it

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No... If your Morman

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It's spelled Mormon....
Or if you are Catholic... Lots of huge Catholic families in the Midwest United States
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never i come from a family of 18 kids and my sister has a family of 24 kids so nooo

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i think ur lying cuz on ur profile it says that u only have 1 brother and 1 sister and im pretty sure ur sister doesnt have 24 kids cuz if she did she'd be like famous so whats her t.v. show huh? LIAR!!!!!!!!!!
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it says sisterS and brotherS and she doesnt have to be on tv its her own life
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