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Thread: Your take on age difference
March 24th, 2012 03:06 PM #1Senior Member
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Your take on age difference
I was just curious to hear your opinions on age difference. How many years would you want in between kids?
Personally, I would like to have my kids as close together as possible. Although I know it's tough when they're really little, I think it's best in the long run because they'll have close companions. I have a sibling who is ten years younger than me, and while I of course love him, I hate that age difference! I relate to him less, and I am far more like a parent than a sibling to him. I have another sibling who is three years younger than me, and we are closer.
March 24th, 2012 03:31 PM #3Senior Member
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There are 4 and a half years between my DD#1 and DD#1. There will be minimum 2years between DD#2 and a hypothetical 3rd child. Ideally, I think 4 years is a good gap. I had enough time to enjoy DD#1 without my attention being elsewhere. Now that the baby has arrived, DD#1 is independent to do a few things for herself (brush her teeth, get into her pj's by herself) so that I don't feel like I'm taking care of two babies, if that makes sense.
So my ideal is 3-4 years for those reasons. I do see the benefits of having kids 1-2 years apart, but it just isn't for me. I don't think I'd cope very well!Proud Mama to Two Perfect Little Ladies.
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March 24th, 2012 04:12 PM #5
I think about 4 years is ideal. My brother is 4 and a half years younger than me and we are really good friends and have never fallen out or argued Most of the time I find siblings with about 2 years between them fall out the most because they are at a similar age and stage in life.Names I love at the moment:
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March 24th, 2012 04:18 PM #7
I would never have children less than 2 years apart if i can help it. It can cause serious health risks for your children to have them too close together.
That being said, I will probably try to put 2-4 years between my children, if I can help it. My sister is 10 years younger than me, and that's never been a problem really. I love taking her places and getting to do all the kid stuff with her (she's 11) that I can't do yet. I feel like helping to raise her has given me a strong base for my own children. However, I do understand feeling like a parent sometimes.
So for me, 2-4 years it good.Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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March 24th, 2012 04:38 PM #9
My oldest has one year , two year, three year, four year between her sisteres!