There are so many children born that do not have a good family to raise them. Some men have more children than they even know about or can count. I assume all women know how many children they've had. ;) I guess at least with the Duggars they are taking care of them and they are self sufficient. I'm sure money from the TV special helps. I come from a large family and helped take care of younger siblings (my baby brother is in High School). It's hard being a big sister taking care of younger siblings, but it wasn't devastating to my childhood and I learned a lot about children. I still became a teacher, so it didn't make me hate taking care of children at all.
Personally, I already feel inadequate as a mother at times. I have to work and I can't always be with my children all the time. Though I feel some separation is good, I wish I had more time to spend with my children. I have to divide my attention between two (who am I kidding...3 counting the hubby) when I am home and with them. I can't even imagine multiplying that by 10! I do want to have another child though. With finances and many other things we've considered, 3 children is
No matter how exhaused, tired, and overwhelmed I am, I love my family and don't regret one minute!
Do you think the size of a family should be limited?
I think before we limit the size of a family we should look at those wanting more children that can't take care of the family they already have whether it's 1 child or 10. I'm not just talking financially. Lots of people have financial hardships arise and are able to overcome that. My Mom managed to be a young, low income parent and she managed. I'm talking about financial combined with emotional, physical, and overall well being of the child.