do small homes keep family close?
Ok, of course small homes keep us close in proximity, but what about our relationships?
My husband has a very large family and I have noticed a difference in my nieces and nephews who visit and stay the night. The ones who live in the mcmansion sized homes seem less communicative and don't seem to have as close a relationship with their parents as the children who live in the smaller homes.
They seem to be doing things their parents are unaware of as well. I can pop into a room, in a second, to check on the computer, tv, video games etc. We share a lot of time in our living room together. My relatives sometime don't even have a clue where the kids are playing and what they are doing.
I am not a helicopter parent who constantly hovers, but I know, for the most part, what my kid is doing while he is home.
Any thoughts form others?