The concept of a large family
The concept of large family - like many processes, marriage and family life - has been through many changs is in the last few decades. Even in the mid-twentieth century, the family in terms of fertility was divided in half, ie those which were brought up only one child, and complete. From a psychological and pedagogical point of view it was believed that the absence of siblings has a negative impact on the only child, which might perpetuate a self-centered temperament, due to overprotection of parents, or excessive expectations and demands from the only child. No children's environment in families with one child was also believed to be negative in the sense of development, because the peer influence is importnat in developing the selfless personality of the child.