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Without Brother or sister kids lack some qualities in there life.

  1. Lgali profile image57
    Lgaliposted 8 years ago

    If are a single sister or brother

  2. Raven King profile image60
    Raven Kingposted 8 years ago

    Being an only child does not make one lonely. I am an only child and I never lacked of any thing. My parents loved me, we had a roof over our head, food, toys and friends. An only child is often a lucky one. I found it easy to make friends.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      so does not make any diffenece if no brother or sister. I find you you miss some personlity.

  3. ShortSalesMVP profile image62
    ShortSalesMVPposted 8 years ago

    being an only child does not  make one lonely, it all depends on the kid's environment.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      so there are somethings you miss when alone

  4. JamaGenee profile image84
    JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago

    Depends on why the child is an "only".  If he/she was an "oops", then yeah, probably missing a lot that other non-onlys have. But if an Only by the parents' choice, the child never has to compete for the parents' attention.

    My best friend in childhood was technically an only.  Her only sibling was already 18 and ready to leave home when she was born.  So her parents raised two "only" children.  Always found that fascinating.

    1. Will Apse profile image93
      Will Apseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The serious problems for an only child come when the parents are crazy. Plenty of parents are crazy.

      Also children learn to relate to the world through relationships in the family. All other relationships are secondary. Being an only child leads to many problems whether its giving and getting attention or feeling safe to be assertive and angry or one hundred other things.

      Big families give a person a better chance of having all their need met. Unless the whole family is crazy and, of course, many big families are totally crazy.

      1. Lgali profile image57
        Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        wow that is interesting take. I find that I have only brother no sister I find my self miss so many qualities which were not developed

      2. Lgali profile image57
        Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        that very nice take thanks

  5. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    It depends on the parenting our son is an only child and overall he is well rounded with the exception of sharing, he does not like to share. We however are definitely working on this. smile

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also find you miss something if you are alone

  6. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I'm a single child and while I'd absolutely love siblings, I think I turned out ok. smile

    Growing up, I was never envious of my friends who had annoying little brothers or sisters. Now that I'm older, I'd love to have a little brother or sister. smile

    Throughout life, I've found friends that are 'surrogate' siblings. Two of my good friends are like big brothers to me.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very interesting take

  7. Frieda Babbley profile image71
    Frieda Babbleyposted 8 years ago

    I think it would depend on what part or time in ones life it was.  You know.  I often found it hard to tell who was an only child and who was not.  From my personal experience, looking back I see that those who didn't have siblings or those who had siblings that were very distant in age, were a bit more serious in personality.  But then perhaps too it depends on what types on influences they have, how close to extended family with others of similar age there are. 

    I've a younger sister 5 years younger than I.  No brothers.  Not much of an extended family.

    Interesting topic to bring up Lgali.  I spent much of my life pondering this same subject.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I find without brother or sister you miss something in your life..

  8. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    No matter what we are, we're going to miss out on some of the good and bad things about whatever we aren't.  There are positive and negative things to coming from a large family, being an only child, having all sisters or all brothers, etc. etc.  The same is true for whether we have siblings close to our age or farther apart in age.

    My sister once joked that she felt kind of bad that her youngest son didn't have a little brother or sister; but "too bad, someone has to be the youngest".   smile  I commented to my only daughter (who has two older brothers) that I felt bad she doesn't have a sister, and she immediately said, "I'm glad I don't!  I see how some of my friends are with their sisters!"  On the other hand, I have one sister and think my daughter will never really know what she's missing.  Again, there's no way any of us can not miss out on one thing or another.  I think the important thing is having parents who know how to make you feel as if you're not missing out anything.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      but still you miss some of qualities development in begining

  9. BundleBoy profile image83
    BundleBoyposted 8 years ago

    I do not think children with out siblings will turn out to be weird or bad. But think it would be beneficial as they would learn care, love, sacrifice, sharing and other good virtues.
    It is not that single children wont have any of this virtue but think it helps.

  10. profile image42
    bmble-beezposted 8 years ago

    I think it depends on the childs family/lifestyle etc. If an only child doesn't really get a chance to mix with other kids at all then they are bound to be lacking certain qualities. I have a nephew that is an only child. He is not spoilt by his parents and spends a huge amount of time in our house and my sister in laws where he is surrounded by cousins of a similar age to him.
    So I don't think he misses out too much as he has so much social interaction with other kids.

  11. HealthCare Basics profile image62
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    Jeez, I wish I had been an only child. Instead, I had a hateful younger brother who held a grudge just because I came out of the womb first, and a sister who is obsessive-compulsive. It takes her half a day just to open her front door. The "only" child can get the socialization in school and on the outside without interpretations from other sibblings, but will miss out learning to fight for food while it's still hot. I truly believe the only time an "only" child suffers is when the parents have no skills in parenting and socialization.

  12. Capci profile image56
    Capciposted 8 years ago

    Who are the only son of dere parents they are very lucky in present days but by nature they becomes selfish & they hate dere relatives .. and it might be bad when they becomes older..i think so.........