Being a part of a large family can be hard at times, but in the long run, it's a blessing. There are good times and bad times, and there are plenty of life lessons that one learns when they are a part of a big family.
1. How to keep your mind open to others
Being in a big family is a great way to learn about diversity. Being a part of a large family teaches you that you can get along with people who are outside of your comfort zone. It teaches you that you can get along with different types of people, and that you should always be open to meeting new people.
2. How to share
Large families come with lots of kids. Whether we liked it as kids or not, having lots of siblings or cousins teaches us how to share. This may seem small, but being unselfish in this world is a great trait that not everyone can say they have. Sharing, or playing together, teaches you how to work with a group of people, which is a great skill to have later in life.
3. How to have fun
Of course this doesn’t apply to every family, but when most families get together, it’s a huge party. Parties with extended family are so much fun because you can be your complete self and just relax. People of all ages come together in extended families and that’s really special. Even if you don’t have siblings, you get the opportunity to be around kids of all ages, which is a great experience.
4. How to be yourself
Having a big family means that you can be true to yourself and know that they will never judge you. Being a part of a big family teaches you that you will, and should, be accepted by everyone. You can learn a lot about yourself when you are with the same people for a long time. Being yourself around them becomes natural, and it starts to make you feel comfortable with who you are as a person.
Having a large family can be one of the most rewarding things in life. Cherish your family, and take advantage of the opportunities that they provide you with.