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 Williams 8 months ago
Are there still remnants of prejudice against only children? What makes peopleprejudicial against only children?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Why do people strongly resent only children? It is jealousy and envy or other factors?
by Gemini Fox 5 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 Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago
What do you feel strongly enough about to protest?I am asking this out of sheer curiousity...
by jagandelight 8 months ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by dipsmi 5 years ago
Are single child selfish because they do not have a sibling to share their things with?
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