Years ago people used to have children at an earlier age and usually, they had many of them. While I had six aunts and uncles, my children only have one uncle, who is also childless, so no cousins on my side. My parents, like most of their friends and siblings, had only two children. My generation also has mostly one or two children and usually at a later age. We were told it would be probably better if we finished our education first, had a job, and bought a house. So, even though we often wanted to have children earlier, we were told to wait until we were “established” enough to be able to provide a good life for our off-springs.