How are siblings DETRIMENTAL emotionally, mentally, & even psychologically
to children? How are children damaged by having siblings?
Children are not damaged by default by having siblings.
They can be harmed by having so many siblings that by the very situation they suffer emotional or even physical neglect.
Even in cases of two child families, parents that engage in extreme favoritism hurt the child who isn't the favorite. Whether it is the boy or the favored girl or the eldest or the baby, the reason is irrelevant, the child feeling unwanted or at best merely tolerated by the people who are supposed to love it causes emotional scars.
I'm not going to go into severe physical abuse of siblings on each other because that usually occurs when one child is abused and then takes it on the others - a symptom of extreme abuse and dysfunction in the family but not necessarily to be blamed on the fact that there are other children in the house.
In multichild families of 2 children &/or more, children oftentimes have to vie w/each other for parental time, attention, affection, & resources. Children in multichild families also have the feeling of being dethroned in favor of a sibling or siblings. There is a very high incidence of favoritism in multichild families in which some children are treated preferentially while others aren't. Some children in multichild families are even viewed as disfavored or even scapegoated children. There is a tendency of unequal treatment in terms of parental time, attention, affection, & resources in multichild families.
In multichild families, children are seldom valued for their individuality. They are oftentimes compared to each other & taught to blend in. In multichild families, children are inculcated w/a collectivist mindset. In multichild families, children aren't allowed to assert themselves as individuals.
In multichild families, children are designated into rigid roles which will negate their individuality & create a self-fulfilling prophecy mindset in the eyes of parents & other siblings. In such families, children are either the smart/stupid/slow/retarded one, the beautiful/handsome/pretty/plain/ugly one, the golden child/black sheep/persona non grata one, or any other familial designations which psychologically, even psychically affect children in their formative years & beyond.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What are the detrimental effects of growing up in a multichild family(2 or more children perfamily) on the oldest child?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What are the 7 sterling qualities that only children possess that children in multichild familiesDON'T and WILL NEVER possess?
by NiaG 3 years ago
Or if you had siblings did you wish you were an only child?
by swilliams 5 years ago
I Don't understand why... (Finish this sentence)We all have situations in life that we don’t understand, yet we keep moving through life. Talk about something you don’t understand. Mind you, that your question can’t be offensive and please no Hub score questions, I have come to realize that...
by Elena 14 months ago
Is it possible to love all your children equally? Can you love one more than the rest?I have noticed in many families that the last child is the one that is loved so much.
by Gemini Fox 6 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?
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