Growing up as an only child, I used to wish I had a sibling to play with, especially in the summer when there wasn’t much to do.
As a mother of two boys now, I often struggle with the fighting, wrestling and meanness they can have towards each other-wondering if this is all normal.
But what is the actual number of children to have that is said to be the most stressful? A study asked 7,000 US mothers to find out this answer! And the magic number is 3!
According to this study, a mother of 3 kids is stressed out way more than those of us with two or even one!
Interesting, a mother of four was generally the least stressed of us all!
So why is four kids the ideal number to have? According to Dr Janet Taylor, a New York based psychiatrist who says that the more kids you have, the more likely you are to let the little things go. Also the more kids you have- the more confident you become in your parenting abilities…
(I’ll take their word on this one)