if you are a man and you arent married before or when you turn 25 years old, don't raise more than two kids. 1. It's proven statistically that most men in underdeveloped countries won't live to see their 50th birthdays. Too much wahala is the cause, especially married men. Having more than 2 kids increases that stress level. And if you are lucky to live to 50th above, that is not the age to be carrying babies around the house. Your kids should be in their teens or 20's, so your grooming responsibilities would soon come to an end. In developed countries depending on the continent 60-80 is the expected range, so if you like born a dozen, you will train kids till you die! 2. Having just 2 kids will save you some huge amount of money that you can spend later for the family. It's easier to plan a vacation of 4, a foreign trip of 4, to permanently relocate with 4 than a larger number. 3. You are most likely going to live long to see your kids become parents of their own! Trust me many Nigerian kids never saw their grandfathers, only their grandmothers. 4. If you live long, your wife won't be a widow in her 30's or 40's (God forbid by the way). For parents that have 3 or more children, when the man dies in his 50's, the whole burden falls on the mother to cater for them. So try reduce your stress level and chop life with your family.