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Old 12-19-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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Did you ever watch the show? It's rather amazing that they have such control over that size family. The kids are well behaved and all chip in to do their share. I certainly couldn't do it that's for sure!

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Old 12-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #4
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I saw the on the Today Show a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say that their philosophy on child rearing is one I totally agree with. These are very grounded people. It's very impressive.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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My mom has talked with her in the past, and our convictions our the same.
My family is large for today's standards.... there are 7 of us kids. But with the exception of a few things we are a lot like the Duggars. =)
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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This size family was not too unusual years ago. My mother was one of 16 children. But my grandfather lost his first wife (my mother's mother) after 7 children and then remarried and had 9 more. This was the early part to middle part of the 1900s. Of all these children several had 13 each. I have one first cousin who had 15 including 2 sets of twins. I am one of 102 grandchildren. We are a big Catholic family. I am a slacker. I only had 2.
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I've only seen a few minutes of this show ever, and was impressed by their parenting skills. I realize families this size were not unusual years ago, especially in agrarian societies, but I just have to wonder about how much individual attention these kids get.
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One of my closest friends growing up had ten sibs. Not one of them ever felt they didn't get the attention they needed; and they've all grown up to be responsible, healthy, productive people. The only reason there wasn't a 12th child was that they didn't have room for any more beds in their six bedroom house.

I really envy women who can have more than one child, we wanted more than one.

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