Why do have half brothers and sisters but not half sons and daughters?
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.
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"?
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.
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.
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?
But that is what it means to be a father or mother.
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
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!
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 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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