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    Question So is an "only child" . . . . .

    . . . at a disadvantage, for not being subjected to having siblings? Many only children usualy get what they want, when they want, if they want. Does that senario prepare them for becoming a well adjusted adult in the real world?
    From what I've seen, it seems in today's society, many parents are electing to have only one child.

    So does a child in a family with 2 or 3 siblings have a better chance of later on coping with the termoil of life, that can sometimes be unfair?
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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

    I would answer yes to this theoretically and, of course there would always be exceptions, but the percentages would be higher than I would believe them to be presently. It would be interesting to know how high those percentages are now. However, our American culture tends to minimize the family unit by interrupting it at a far too early stage and long hours with school, and now with both parents working while strangers raise the children in day care facilities.

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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

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    . . . at a disadvantage, for not being subjected to having siblings? Many only children usualy get what they want, when they want, if they want. Does that senario prepare them for becoming a well adjusted adult in the real world?
    From what I've seen, it seems in today's society, many parents are electing to have only one child.

    So does a child in a family with 2 or 3 siblings have a better chance of later on coping with the termoil of life, that can sometimes be unfair?
    Absolutely, I've seen so many single child families where the parents have so pampered the child that he/she actually looks pampered.

    The child has had no experience of interacting with siblings resulting in a failure to understand the need to give or share, and the need to listen to whatever the parents are telling them and do it.

    To avoid a child growing up and becoming disliked by others due to their attitude, the parents must really rear the child with great wisdom and planning. Sadly many parents nowadays fail to understand why their child are growning up and turning into little monster.

    Watch some of the "Call The Nanny", or whatever they're called, TV shows and you'll get the idea.



    That's my view anyway.

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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

    I don't know ask a chinese person.

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    I can't, I don't understand chinese!
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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

    Well i do think that only children are a bit spoiled. But maybe that also because they never learn to share, like for instance i had to with my 2 brothers.

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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

    Tough question, cars. I can't imagine not having brothers and sisters, a tight-knit big family still.

    I can only hope that solo children have plenty of cousins and playmates to spend a lot of time with.

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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by cars View Post
    . . . at a disadvantage, for not being subjected to having siblings? Many only children usualy get what they want, when they want, if they want. Does that senario prepare them for becoming a well adjusted adult in the real world?
    From what I've seen, it seems in today's society, many parents are electing to have only one child.

    So does a child in a family with 2 or 3 siblings have a better chance of later on coping with the termoil of life, that can sometimes be unfair?
    So are you going to lead this discussion you've started? What is your view on the subject? Its a question worth exploring.

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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

    It's both an advantage and a disadvantage, IMO
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    Re: So is an "only child" . . . . .

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    If your the one & only child - it's a disadvantage to that one child... Adjust well --- NO, I don't feel a one child adjusts to the real world.. and from experience - one child doesn't adjust to the "real" world.

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