Apparently, a popular U.K. parenting site (Bounty.com) did a study surveying over 2,000 families with different combinations of siblings and made a list of the "Best to Worst Combinations of Kids" for a harmonious family life (via one of my fav websites, the Body Odd, click to read the original article :)
When we were young - 10 x 10 fine art by VivienneWard
So what's the best combination? Two sisters! What's the worst? Four sisters! One in three parents (of 4 girls) found them "hard to cope [with] on a daily basis." Apparently this combination results in the least amount of familial peace. I don't have any sisters so I wouldn't know, but I bet lots of people would disagree. Second place was one girl and one boy.
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I'm sure the results would have been different if the survey was done by a U.S. parenting website, but it's still pretty interesting to learn about. What do you think is the best combination? Did you live with one or four sisters and found it to be completely different than what the results of this survey concluded? Do you have several kids and find them easy or hard to raise?
Tranquil Morning by theaterclouds
Here's the full list, from the best to worst combinations of siblings, according to Bounty.com:
- Two girls
- One boy and one girl
- Two boys
- Three girls
- Three boys
- Four boys
- Two girls and one boy
- Two boys and one girl
- Three boys and one girl
- Three girls and one boy
- Two boys and two girls
- Four girls
So what do you think?