Yeah, it makes him missing something, But at later age, he will realize that only child is good. ))) in the case of property and money.
We'll soon see. We have a little one and she's going to be an only child. She's only 9 months, but I always arrange play dates and keep her entertained. I think as long as you keep them social, they're not missing anything.
Here we go with the stereotype again. Only children are not lonely children whatsoever. They have their parents, cousins, and other children as companions when they want to socialize. Otherwise, only children are happy with their own company. Being alone allows them time to create and be involved in intellectual activities such as reading.
Only children are also the most imaginative and creative children because they spend a lot of time alone. Another aftereffect of this is that they are highly independent and not as needy as those who grew up in multichild families. When children grow up with siblings, they have no concept of alone time. They are always out and about with their siblings. The thought of being alone to children in multichild families is quite terrifying. They simply cannot conceive the concept of alone time. They MUST be with SOMEONE.
Only children, on the other hand, are not uncomfortable with being alone. In fact, they relish it. If they want to socialize, they can always go to their parents, a friend, or other children. Only children also have privacy which is a foreign concept to those in multichild families. In such families, there is always a child wandering by. In my experience, in childhood, it was the ONLY CHILDREN who always had friends and/or other children visiting because the latter could have piece and quiet from their squabbling siblings. Other children seldom visited those in multichild families because it was ALWAYS noisy and full of havoc.
No, the only child is not a lonely child. In fact, he/she is blessed ad infinitum. He/she has the BEST of all worlds.
Only child-lonely child. That is what many people STILL believe. However, only children ARE NOT lonely in the least.They find companionsihp through their parents, friends, cousins, and other children. read more
I worry about this all the time. I currently have an 8 month old, and my husband and I are always debating whether or not to have a second one. We don't want one because the cost of raising a child is astronomical, and we are unsure of how well we will be able to pay for things like cars and college. However, my main reason for wanting another child is to give my daughter a sibling. I cannot express the amount of love I feel for my siblings, and I would hate to deny her that. Also, when my husband and I pass away, I don't want her to be alone. Loneliness does not just apply to the early years of playtime and games.
However, we will continue to see how our little one develops, and maybe in a few years she will need a playmate.
by Gemini Fox 7 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?
by NiaG 4 years ago
Or if you had siblings did you wish you were an only child?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 years ago
Recent studies have shown that only children have higher self-assurance and self-esteem than children from multichild families. This is because onlies are not involved in sibling psychodynamics such as sibling rivalry and competition for parental attention. Furthermore, onlies are...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
There is a steady rise in the numbers of 1-child families in America in the postmodern 21st century. There is no longer a stigma in having an only child. In fact, studies have proven that there is considerably less stress in 1-child families than there is in multichild famlies. ...
by jagandelight 2 years ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti 4 years ago
Is it right to have a single child or people must opt to have more kids?What are the behavioral differences among the only kids and the kids who have siblings?
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