Why do have half brothers and sisters but not half sons and daughters?

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  1. vveasey profile image84
    vveaseyposted 5 years ago

    Why do have half brothers and sisters but not half sons and daughters?

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  2. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    Great Question. I have never heard my children speak in such a way. Although one is I suppose. Perhaps because their dad is adopted. Or perhaps because the one is a miracle or because he is mixed race or or or.
    Personally I would not mind being a half brother, cuz then I could have another half.

    1. vveasey profile image84
      vveaseyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Half of our DNA is our  mothers and our fathers. We're only half our  parents sons or daughters, just as those we call our half brothers or sisters. I wouldn't call anyone my half sibling. That's literally impossible. which half is your sibling?

  3. vveasey profile image84
    vveaseyposted 5 years ago

    How could half a brother or sister exist? I would just say we have different mother's or fathers but this is my brother or sister not my half brother or sister. Could imagine literally seeing a half a brother or sister walking down the street! Hahahaha
    Why don't we refer to our kids as our half sons or daughters? iisn't it basically similar to our relationship with our "half siblings"?

    1. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This funny notion I will not forget. Thank you for pointing it out. "would they be the top half or bottom half?"

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    Andre Sanchezposted 5 years ago

    Because a son or daughter by definition has a full father and a full mother. You are either a fully adopted parent or a fully natural one, while a half brother is a half adopted and half natural brother.

    1. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd take it a step farther:  Another case might be when your mother and her first husband adopted you and were the first and only parents you knew, but now your mother has a second husband.  It's a whole difference role for your mom's second husband.

    2. vveasey profile image84
      vveaseyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good point  Andre Sanchez
      but you only have half of your DNA is from your father the other half is from your mother. You"re half your father's and half your mother's son or daughter aren't you?

    3. profile image0
      Andre Sanchezposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But that is what it means to be a father or mother.

    4. vveasey profile image84
      vveaseyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right Andre but you're father doesn't say you're his half son although you really are only half his son. But we say we "half" siblings' But you can't literally have half a brother or sister or mother or father. So I don't use that term

  5. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I don't know, but we should have half sons and daughters. The idea of a new parent taking the place of their other real parent is upsetting. Plus they are not their real parent so why can they punish the child? It does not make sense to me!

  6. ChapmanHester profile image68
    ChapmanHesterposted 5 years ago

    There are half sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, and every combination imaginable... but just because they are half a person doesn't mean they don't have whole people on the inside... hehe smile No just kidding... because I believe parent's think saying a child is half of anything psychologically sounds inferior in some way, and people rarely use things about their own proginy that could be considered inferior in any way to describe them.

 
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