The consequences of large and small family size II

Social Studies J.S.S 1 First Term


The consequences of large and small family size II

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

    1. Explain the characteristics of small family size.


Small family size

A small family size comprises father, mother and few (usually one to four) children. Small family children in small families receive a greater amount of individual attention and tend to be comfortable around adults at an early age. They may also be overprotected, however, which can result in dependence, lack of initiative, and fear of risk, and the increased parental attention may also take the form of excessive scrutiny and pressure to live up to other people's expectations.

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