other haters who speak less than positively about single children?Although single children now comprise at least 20% of the population, there are STILL negative misperceptions and stereotypes regarding the single child.Single children are often seen as socially inept/awkward, self-centered, and too dependent upon parents.They are believed not to interact well and connect with others. They are considered to be poor in relationships.However, such is not the case.Single children interact with others like those who are from multiple child families.They are also highly responsible and independent.
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Sometimes the middle child get left out; the first is obviously special because they are the first-born and the baby is special because it is the last born; first to do everything and last one to watch grow up. While the middle child gets a little lo
NiaG, Totally, totally agree. I am, too, an only child and dependent on myself. If I want, I do mingle. Yes, there are VERY NEEDY people with siblings who MUST HAVE people around them constantly and HATE being alone.My mother is one of those.
Total applause.We onlies are indeed highly responsible and conscientious people.I know many only children who are great people, spouses and parents.We onlies were allowed to explore and be children.As adults, we are ready to be adults with no regrets
I concur totally.So many people have the notion of an only child being a China Doll who does not know how to do anything and is totally fragile. THEY COULD NOT BE MORE WRONG. I am an only child and very independent and responsible.