To all only children out there, do you strongly believe that prejudice, misperceptions, and
misjudgment against 1 child families will be eradicated within the next 20-50 years? The sibling culture and society strongly believe that families contain parents and 2 or more children. This culture and society refuse to acknowledge that 1 child families are legitimate. Well, 1 child families are families just as other families. Besides, 1 child families have network of close extended and non-blood family members.
I was an only child also raised by my mother alone (and her parents). To be honest I never really saw or experienced prejudice that suggested we were not a "family" because I was an only child.
I do think there are a lot of assumptions made about only children, that we are selfish, spoiled, pampered and don't know how to share or "play/work well with others". There can be societal, religious and cultural pressure on couples to have more than one child. But I have not personally heard or seen the suggestion that you are not a family if you only have one child.
I DO, however, experience prejudice regularly today being in a relationship with someone and us having NO children. The idea that you are NOT a "family" until you have a child (or more than one) is everywhere today. People asking "When are you going to start a family" or celebrating couples who announce they are "so happy to be starting our family" once they are expecting, etc. Now that's something I resent significantly and wish would change. It's very much possible to have a family of two, just like some might have a family of three, four, five or more.
by Grace Marguerite Williams2 months ago
Are there still remnants of prejudice against only children? What makes peopleprejudicial against only children?
by Grace Marguerite Williams5 years ago
Why do people strongly resent only children? It is jealousy and envy or other factors?
by jagandelight2 months ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by Kristen Mazzola3 years ago
What do you feel strongly enough about to protest?I am asking this out of sheer curiousity...
by Gemini Fox5 years ago
If you are an only child, do you wish that you had been part of a large family OR . . .if you had many siblings, do you wish that you had been from a smaller family or an only child?
by dipsmi4 years ago
Are single child selfish because they do not have a sibling to share their things with?
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