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A+, your son will do fine. He will find friends. Not to worry!
Thanks! He's in his 30's and has kept all his friends from middle school. He's actually quite extroverted & meets people easily.
I think single-children do just fine, in general.
Amen to that. Single children often have a fearlessness that children w/siblings do not have. I know a person who is one of 6 and she is AN INSULAR person, fearful of going outside her familial circle.
Well, maybe it depends upon various factors. That being said, my only offspring left his parents high and dry, at age 19, to live in New York with only a few hundred dollars in his pocket. No fear there. Lol. But he did just fine, thank goodness.
I’m an only child and I thought to myself one day at 18 years old “I don’t want to live here anymore” and two weeks later I was on a 12 hour drive moving to another province. So that sounds familiar, haha.
Lol. That's awesome! Maybe there is something to the fearless only-child-thing after all. ;)
I have travelled to places by myself. I enjoy going places alone. I love to try new things. Only children, I find, go on roads less travelled. Only children are VERY STRONG individualists. We do things that others DON'T or are AFRAID to do!
Also probably a pretty painful question for those who really wanted more kids but couldn’t conceive for whatever reason.
People need to do more thinking and less speaking.
I am sorry to hear that. Sounds like an unhappy scenario. Maybe you should confront your mother. You can always send her a message. If you love her, say so. Then lay out the ugly truth. Either she owns it or she doesn't...
Yes, in a similar forum, there is a person who suggested that people should have AT LEAST 2 children. This person is constantly haranguing people who elect to have 1 child. This person is from a large family- my advice to this person, MYOGB!
Paula, just so you know, I'm stealing your father's incredibly perfect response, in the event I should need it. He sounds like he was quite a man!
Aww Yves...By all means, my Dad would be flattered. Of course I am biased, but the truth is, my Dad was an amazing human being. If he was still here, he'd be 102 years wise & wonderful! :)
I'm in my 50's, and was an only child. Maybe things have changed, but my parents were still getting questions about why I didn't have siblings long after I left for college!
Yes, things have changed from when we were only children. The population of 1-child families are increasing.There is not as much "stigma" in 1-child families due to better education of people regarding contraception & changing definitions of fam