Friday, February 14, 2014

Four or More

Whether this holds any merit or not, I have no idea, but it was interesting to read that I should feel less stressed now that Hannah is here.

The study found that while transitioning from two to three children is overwhelming for parents because it means they are outnumbered, mothers tend to 'let go' once they reach four children.

New York-based psychiatrist Dr Janet Taylor - whose own four children, including a set of twins, range in age from 19 to 25 - explained why four kids are easier to handle than three.
As far as perfectionism is concerned, 'there's just not enough space in your head' once you have at least four children, claims Dr Taylor. 

Plus, she asserts: 'The more children you have, the more confident you become in your parenting abilities. You have to let go.'

Obsessively making the house baby-proof, for example, becomes less of a priority after the third child. 'It just gets to be survival!' she joked.

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