I’m a big believer in the more kids, less parenting philosophy.
Not because I think parents don’t make a difference to kids. Parents do, especially spiritually. But because my childhood spent running around outside with my brothers and sisters and all the neighborhood kids was grand. Kids who don’t know the ancien regime don’t know what is douceur de le vie. Because growing up knowing you are a part of a family and subordinate to your parents prepares you much better for admission to the Harvard in the sky than growing up as a precious little snowflake.
Listen, God didn’t create this mortal experience solely for the purpose of keeping kids away from most of it.