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What do you consider a "large" family?

We are a family of five. I always thought a "large" family was like 7 kids, but I'm hearing a family of 5 referred to as large. Thoughts?


(EDIT: To clarify, 3 kids + 2 parents = family of 5. We don't have 5 kids.)


Asked by 1smartcookie at 2:41 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I think family of 7 is large (5 kids, 2 parents). 5-6 is kind of average. 3 or 4 is small. In my opinion.

    Or, measured another way, once you outgrow a minivan you are a large family :-)

    Answer by KateDinVA at 2:48 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • In my opinion a family with 4 or more kids is a 'large' family.

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 2:43 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I think 5 is large these days.

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 2:44 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • 4 or more is my thought

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:45 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I'm not sure. I don't think 3 kids is LARGE, but some might. I have 2 kids, I'm an only child and my husband is the 5th of 6 kids......I think it's all about perspective and perception.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 2:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • IMO more than 3 kids is large. Your average family size really is 4. Think about it any family pack you see is for 4. lol.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Yeah, those Family Four Packs kill us!

    Comment by 1smartcookie (original poster) at 2:50 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I have a family of five but I grew up in a family of eight so I have a hard time seeing my family as large

    Answer by pregoagain2010 at 2:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I think 4 or more kids is a large family.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:17 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • 4 or more kids

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 3:18 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

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