What are the main misperceptions that those w/siblings have about only children?
Many of us with a lot of siblings suspect that only children are coddled, spoiled, and lack important social skills, like cooperation.
What you've said isn't true at all. Only children have socioeconomic affluence while those w/siblings are impoverished & struggling Onlies have social skills because they mingle while those w/siblings are more insular, only associating w/themsel
The average person w/siblings misperceive only children to be selfish, spoiled, and lonely because they don't have siblings. However, these atavistic misperceptions are so far from the truth. People w/siblings don't know anything about only children and judge them based upon their sibling mindset & psychology. The culture & psychology of only children are far different from that of the sibling culture & society.
Only children have far more advantages than people w/siblings have. They have more monies allocated to them than they do. This translates into better nutrition & health care. Only children have more exposure to cultural & intellectual activities which helps them gain a wider perspective of life. Such activities help them develop a broadmindedness & a more universal outlook. Such activities put only children ahead academically.
Only children receive more individualized attention while children w/siblings have to scramble for parental attention. Most children w/siblings won't receive any type of individualized parental attention. They have to MAKE do. The average person w/siblings have an envy against only children which is why they make the false remarks they do about only children. Only children have the opportunities that children w/siblings will never have & are hated for it. This is why so many children w/siblings say that only children are spoiled & selfish because the latter have their parents' undivided attention & love which they'll never have.
Only children are the ones who will attain the MOST education while those w/siblings will seldom reach the educational heights that only children will reach. In essence, only children have FAR MORE choices in life while those w/siblings have FAR LESS choices which they resent so they take out their hatred & prejudice on the only child instead of diverting it to their parents who caused their initial problems.
Do you have any sibling? Did you write this from your own experience, or by only observing someone else, or the society?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
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by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 months ago
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by jagandelight 5 months ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by Jeremy Gill 3 years ago
What do you consider as an "ideal" number of children to raise?
by NiaG 2 years ago
Or if you had siblings did you wish you were an only child?
by Gemini Fox 5 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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