What do u think.. being a single child is good or having siblings?

@subha12 (18453)
India
April 20, 2007 2:05am CST
For me, I'm the youngest child among two. I have an elder brother 7 years elder than me. So it was fun for me as I am very much pampered. But in our country, mainly in our region, most of the children are single child in the family. What do u think about the advantages and disadvantages of being single child or having siblings?
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Apr 07
I grew up in a family with brothers and sisters. At times, I feel lonely and alone. I often wonder what if I am just a single child in the family. There is no one to play when young, there is no one to talk and tease when growing up. There is no one to consult, discuss and make decisions when needed. More so, there is no moral support available from "family" members. A single child is often adored and pampered. When he grows up, chances are he will miss all the fussing and when he needs someone to talk and share about family matters, there is only the parents who might not be good talking companions.
@vicky166 (57)
• China
20 Apr 07
I am the oldest child among two.I have a younger brother.So when i was young,my mother always told me that i must take care of my brother,and my mother is more concerned about my younger brother than me. Now in China,many families only have single child.Because they only have one child,many children is coddled since childhood,and they become dependent on their parents.I think this is one of the disadvantages.Another is that they can't learn how to share with other and to take care of others.At the same time,if you are the youngest child in your family,you will always be looked after and protected by others.If you do something wrong,people always forgive you because you are young.And you can't be independent.Even though you will get more love and care from others ,but it's bad for you to grow up.
@subathra (3519)
• India
20 Apr 07
Hey iam also the youngest one among three & my elder brother is also 7 years elder to me and my other brother is only 2 years elder to me.So in our home its our elder brother who is a very responsible person than us.He takes care of us much while taking us to school carefully , taking our bags etc., he is a very caring and also a strict person.My cousin who is a single always feel that he is lonely and come to our house every week end & says that he finds more fun here than in his family as there are only 3 of us and we dont enjoy much like us.I think we should atleast have 1 sibling so that we can fight , play ,enjoy with them.