Having children is one of the
ultimate goals of getting married.
The married couple must decide
if and when they want to have
children and the size of the family
that they can responsibly raise.
Each family member needs to play his
or her role for a better family
Traditionally, the father, being the head of the
family, has to work and provide for all the needs
of the family.
The mother, on the other hand, has the outmost
responsibility to manage, direct, and hold the
family members together. It is also her duty to
administer the necessary disciplinary actions
It is important to have a small family for the following
The basic needs of children like food, clothing, and
shelter as well as education, can be met by parents
if they have fewer children.
Each of the children can get the same amount of
attention, love and care. Therefore, neglect can be
Parents can have more time to spare for themselves.
The family can have more time for bonding activities
as well as little luxury because money can be saved.
Families can afford to look for a better place which
is far from danger.
Some parentS alwayS reaSon out, “the
more the merrier.” Such parentS may
not be aware that a large family
poses problems, such as the following:
Children are generally disadvantaged in terms of
physical, mental, and social development. There are
fewer opportunities for each child to be given equal
care, attention, education, and guidance. Some of
them might be neglected because more of the
parent’s time will be given to the younger children.
The family members have to settle for smaller
portions of food and other material things.
Mothers who get pregnant either too young
(younger than 20) or too old (older than 35) are
prone to complications which endanger both the
mother and the child.
Provide physical care
Develop social competence
Provide opportunities for education
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHILDREN
towards their parents
With many responsibilities and obligations
parents have for their children, the children, in
turn, have responsibilities and roles to play in the
family. They need to study hard, spend their
allowance wisely, and help in the house as
much as they can.
Becoming successful and responsible
adults is more than enough payment for all the
sacrifices their parents are making on them.
Most of all, love, respect, and honor are
the best things that children can give to their