I felt twelve years old in comparison. I thought that I would never be able to fit in. Everyone else that I talked to didn't however seem to have this problem. They all were thrilled at the thought of being on their own and not having to worry about their parents telling them what to do all the time. And sure, the thought was extremely exciting to me as well, but how would I survive without my family and friends and the things that had taken me eighteen years to get used to. Growing up in a single household teaches you not to be a quitter.
Strolling around New York City with a pack of nine people wearing matching yellow T-shirts may not be something I enjoy reflecting on. But as the youngest of seven, I have many fond memories of growing up in a large family. With birthrates at a record low , many are missing these advantages. Here is a list of some of the positive aspects of growing up in a big family. A study of more than 20, kindergarteners in America found that teachers rated students who had at least one sibling as having an edge in social skills.
According to Kentucky Department for Public Health, teens whose parents are more involved with them and know what they do in their free time are more likely to have higher self-confidence, better academic standing and veer away from negative behavior. Positive parental involvement takes time, patience and the skills because it means being available and catering to the child whenever they are in need of attention but it will surely pay off in the future. One father stated his goal in parenting this. Papa is explaining to her why he is so worried about the land being taken away and why he works so hard. Papa would love to be with his family, but knows he cannot.