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How many children make a large family in CH?

Does anyone knows how many children makes a "large family" in Switzerland, assuming that such concept exists here?
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

Between 2.718281828 and 3.141592654, more or less.
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Between 2.718281828 and 3.141592654, more or less.
Now you're just being irrational.
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Old 06.04.2011, 08:59
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

We have three kids and are considered to be a large family. I do know Swiss families with more than three kids.
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Old 06.04.2011, 09:02
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

More than 2 children, IMO.

Once you have three, things start to get a little more complex re finding flats that can accommodate families of 5 or more.
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Old 06.04.2011, 09:39
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

I was surprised how many 3 kid families I have seen around Zurich, I had the feeling it was quite common to have 3
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Now you're just being irrational.
you guys are NERDS!!!!!
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Old 06.04.2011, 09:56
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

I have 4 and we do often get some very strange looks from people, particularly in the Supermarket or at McDonalds (rare expensive treat).
In our complex most families have 2 kids but there are half a dozen that have 3 and one Swiss family even have 5 children!

When we were preparing for our move here we asked that the temporary accommodation had 3 bedrooms. The response we got was that they would ensure that the accommodation would be suitable for our very large family. At that stage we only had 3 kids!
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We have three kids and are considered to be a large family. I do know Swiss families with more than three kids.
You are right about 3 kids considered a large family but I think it also depends on where you live. I live in the countryside and there are pleanty of families with 3 kids.
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

Our 1st neighbours here, the husband was the youngest of 13 .Then again, we are talking about a rural Catholic community.
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Does anyone knows how many children makes a "large family" in Switzerland, assuming that such concept exists here?
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you guys are NERDS!!!!!

For me it's not the number of children, but rather the size of individual children that influences the concept of "Large Family":
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You are right about 3 kids considered a large family but I think it also depends on where you live. I live in the countryside and there are pleanty of families with 3 kids.
That's 'cos there's more room (says the father of 3 who's just moved out of town and into a village)...

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Our 1st neighbours here, the husband was the youngest of 13 .Then again, we are talking about a rural Catholic community.
...which is RC... biggest family n=7 children...

That said, my grandfather was the oldest of 9. His wife, the youngest of 13. Imagine the generation confusion as nieces and nephews changed the nappies of their uncles and aunts...

(you guessed it, good RC stock)
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If we include children that have imaginary friends, that could get quite complex.
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That's 'cos there's more room (says the father of 3 who's just moved out of town and into a village)...



...which is RC... biggest family n=7 children...

That said, my grandfather was the oldest of 9. His wife, the youngest of 13. Imagine the generation confusion as nieces and nephews changed the nappies of their uncles and aunts...

(you guessed it, good RC stock)
I know a family of 14 surviving children (Sri Lanka) who have now exploded
into the World, since 1983, and now number 128 in the "Family Tree".
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If we include children that have imaginary friends, that could get quite complex.
i was wondering when "i" would be brought into the equation..

not wanting to be one to raise the quotient.

I still agree with the first answer - 3.

In our street of 20 houses, those with kids: 5 have 2, 3 have 3, 1 has 4.

However 2 are single parents. So the parent to kid ratio increases.
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

In mountain villages I have often seen families with 3-4 children. I think this is the max size for a swiss family!
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Old 06.04.2011, 12:52
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I know a family of 14 surviving children (Sri Lanka) who have now exploded
into the World, since 1983, and now number 128 in the "Family Tree".
That's a family bush. I'm also from one of these. My mother is one of nine and I have around 34 cousins. That's just my mothers side. We haven't really looked at my dad's side for fear of ending up with uncle-cousins or cousin-grandmas.

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In mountain villages I have often seen families with 3-4 children. I think this is the max size for a swiss family!
Knowing Switzerland you just need to complete some forms and pay a fee to get the correct permit to have more than 4.
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Re: How many children make a large family in CH?

I thought we were all kids in one big happy EF family... ???
What's going on ?

First Santa, then the Easter Bunny...
Please, nobody burst the bubble. Not now, not right now. Please.
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