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Best Answer Kirsty says
You three! Wow, there seem to be a pattern of kids from large families hating on those from small families. It is just what I have stated in two of my hubs & have known all my life. OH NO, there is NO downsides to being an only child.
Ooooouch, you are so right. People from large families think & act in packs. They have a herd mentality.You have seen this too? I have SEEN this from my maternal & paternal uncles & aunts. Oh, the humanity, the backstabbing, infighting..
I think there is a stereotype here.I know a few families with 6 or more children and they seem very well adjusted and caring towards one another, there was also a stereotype years ago that a single child wouldn't be able to be socialized or caring
Yes, stereotypes do abound regarding small & large families.
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Tamara Wilhite says
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Aime, being an only child is a beautiful, womderful thing. Never apologize for being an only child.There is enough hatred and prejudice of only children by the sibling society,especially from those in large families. Be proud of your onliness.
I was a lonely child. I had lots of nice things but my parents worked a lot. I always longed for a sibling. My dad died when I was a teen and I'm all too aware of the fact that I will be out of close family once my mom dies. It's a personal thing. :)
I was an only child but never lonely. My parents also worked but they were THERE for me. I also had XX friends and XXXXX cousins. I also enjoyed being alone. There's nothing wrong w/being alone. Kids w/siblings WISHED they're alone. Be thankful!
Respectfully, don't tell me to be "thankful"; my feelings and experiences as an only child are as valid as anyone else's.
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