My 9 year old niece who is in Grade 3, studying in a Catholic school, has a homework this week that has put me in a dilemma. You see, I don’t quite agree with how the topic is being presented in her book and I am supposed to make her understand the topic based on the book
Her assignment goes like this:
How does proper birth spacing affect children’s growth and development?
What problem may arise in an overcrowded area
Give meaning of
a. proper birth spacing
- Clip articles or stories on affect of a big family on health, education and privacy. The book seems to point that smaller families are better off in all three aspects.
Personally, I think this subtly is saying that children are to be looked at more as a burden than a blessing and that bigger families are more problematic tnan happy…which I don’t agree with.
To me, “proper birth spacing” is dependent on the parents how many children they want. If they want year after year (which my niece’s book seems to discourage) then it is still “proper”. If they want children every two years or more, that’s ok too…as long as methods used are in line with Church’s teachings. That is my opinion.
Thing is, I’ve been researching about articles about big families being happy and healthy…but all I could find are about the Duggars who seem like one really big happy family…but they have a way nicer house than most people in my country so I don’t think a lot of people can relate.
Anyone knows any nice articles on big, happy and healthy families I can share with my niece for her assignment in school?