Parenting: Big family of 11 employs military skills to keep all children under control

Parenting: Big family of 11 employs military skills to keep all children under control

- Zeo and Ben Sullivan, parents of 11 children have spoken about how they use military-style for effective parenting

- The mother said that her husband's experience in the armed forces helps in putting orderliness in the house

- While the husband, Ben, appreciates how his work has helped him, he wished the family had more money to cater for needs

A mother of 11 has said that she and her husband heavily rely on a military-style routine to put their kids under control.

Zeo and Ben Sullivan have a filled home with their children, where the oldest ones are Elizabeth and Olivia, aged 14 and 12 respectively, Sun UK reports.

In talking with the media, the parents said that they most times use hours to tag lunch boxes so some of their children do not go hungry.

Ben, who is an RAF engineer in the armed forces, said he appreciates the place of discipline in his line of work and that was why he introduced it to how his family is run.

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Ben, the father of the family, said their finance is really stretched. Photo credit: The Sun UK

Ben, the father of the family, said their finance is really stretched. Photo credit: The Sun UK
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In explaining how discipline works in the military, he said: “Everybody knows where they’ve got to be and what they’ve got be doing at any given time.”

Ben also added that the quantities of food given in the house are apportioned according to rank and age. Other preparations can take the parents many hours.

The oldest of the children, Olivia, said she likes giving them helping hands, describing the act as “fun and nice”.

On her part, the mother said that having the family to help each other is a big part of what makes everything easier.

"We are completely a team. If we don’t work together as a team, none of this would work,” he said.

Ben also disclosed how running a family of 11 has been stretching him financially, saying he hopes he could help improve their budget.

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