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Being an only child is good.I'm an only child& enjoyed it immensely.Yes, I spent time w/grown ups &THAT gave me a more mature outlook in life. I also developed faster,acquiring adult skills & a more advanced vocabulary. Makes one MORE SOP
Then I envy you. Even as a small child I knew I needed a sibling. At 52 all I have is my Mom with no hope of having children and no nieces or nephews. I wouldn't wish my feeling of emptiness and lack of purpose on anyone.
BTW what does SOP mean?
Not necessarily, there are people who CHOOSE to have one child and are HAPPY with the results. Not everyone wants to have a multichild family. There's nothing wrong at all w/stopping at one child. There are myriad pluses to being an only child!
WRONG AGAIN. Only children are loved. They aren't lonely. Only children have freedoms and opportunities that you probably never had. Only children DON'T need pity, they are happy children. I am an unapologetic only child, no regrets at all!
I am answering the question... These are the first things I thought of, and with that, I am not wrong. If you were giving it as a test question,with a right or wrong answer, you should ask it differently.
There is NOTHING SAD in having no siblings. In fact, it's a PLUS. No sibling rivalry nor other forms of sibling drama. Only children have individualized attention, time, & love from their parents. Only children are FREE to develop & BE.
Wow.. just a tad angry on this subject, it seems. I, too, experienced what you have, but with sibs. People are people, some are great, some suck.
what are you talking about, sibling rivalry? Horror stories?! Jiminy, why are you so mad? And YOU asked!
Not mad at all, however, I denote some prejudice against only children by those w/siblings.
Very happy you aren't mad, and I'm sorry for your experiences that led to that prejudice, yet we all have them. Prejudices. I have them, but they are to the individual that offends, not the group, team, race...whatever the subject is
This is a gross generalisation. Just because you had a good experience doesn't mean that yours is the right answer for everyone. I'm prejudiced against only children and I am one.
It'is sad that you aren't proud to be an only child.If you weren't an only child, you wouldn't have the freedoms to pursue your varied interests.As the oldest, you'd have to put your siblings' needs FIRST,be a parentified child, &have NO childhoo