What do you think of those "only child"? Do they bother you?

January 31, 2011 1:26am CST
Many people say that they don't like those only child, cos they seems like spoiled, proudly, always want others to give. Above all,it's hard to get along with. Do you know any only child? What do you think?
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@youless (93144)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Jan 11
One child for a family is common in my country. Actually I don't like the One Child Policy because two children will be perfect for a family. And they can support each other when they grow up. And their pressure is less than one child. As they can share their responsibilities. I am also one child for my family. I don't think that all one child is worse. They also have their own advantages. Such as they are much more confident and they tend to be the leader. I love China
1 Feb 11
One child is good in some ways, but not every chinese want only one. They had no choice. Isn't it kinda sad?
@SIMPLYD (81527)
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
My daughter is our only child and she would soon be graduating in college and will be pursuing medicine after that. I am so proud of her because even if she is our only child, she grew up to be a humble, God fearing and a thrifty daughter. She even grew up to be a simple lady - so unlike me, fond of being always made up when i go to the office. I think, the parents have the rein in bringing up their only child to be spoiled. they only have themselves to blame if that happens.
31 Jan 11
It's such an exllence job of those parents like to brought up a wonderful kid!
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
i know some people who dont have siblings... there are some who act so stuck up that there's really no way of getting around them rationally. but there are also a few whom i know who turned out good people. meaning not spoiled and they're really nice. i think it depends really on how they were brought up by their parents and of course, their own character. a friend of mine is an only child. she's super spoiled by her mom to the point that i can no longer see the respect in her. she would treat her mom with no respect and she acts as if they're just friends instead of mother and daughter. but the mother tolerates my friend until now. she turned out snobby, bossy, and really just a stuck up person. then i have another only-child friend whose parents are really good people. they are rich people but they didnt let that get into her head. my friend is really great, even with the less fortunate. in fact she's involved in charitable institutions. she doesn't act bratty or bossy. unlike my other friend.
31 Jan 11
Whether the only child is spoiled or not can not be so definately. It depends on how the children were brought up. The family, the way his parents treat them can make a very big differece
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
My 7-year-old son is an only child and he goes along well with the other kids - his classmates, his neighbors, his relatives. He's not spoiled and not proud. It really depends on how he was brought up by his parents.
31 Jan 11
So happy to hear that. Good parents really can be a good teacher
@kevin90az (143)
• United States
31 Jan 11
Well it's kinda hard to say that I don't like people from a particular birth order. I think the stereotype that goes with being an only child is indeed selfishness. I can't say I dislike only children, just because of the only children out there who aren't spoiled. I can say that I don't like spoiled people though!
31 Jan 11
only child always get those attention on them, they get used to people's focus. Sometimes they think other people should always give, but they never give back
@fanzejian (372)
• China
31 Jan 11
only child --It sound not bad ,is hard to get along with .It is not all,I think. coz i konw many only child who are good and It is easy to get along with them .But the turth is that only child depend on others intensively as far as I know.
31 Jan 11
Yeah, that's just some of them are spoiled and do not have very good personality. But not all.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
1 Feb 11
Hi Emilie, I know a lot of "only children" and I have to think that your generalization is very untrue. Of course, some of them are spoiled and difficult to get a long with but then, that could also be said of some kids that have siblings too. I think that the type of kids you describe are that way because of how they are raised and/or their basic personalities. I don't believe it has anything to do with whether or not they are an only child.
@nainesh1 (1657)
• India
31 Jan 11
It is all depends on their parents , how they allow a child to grow. I am the only child of my parents and I have one 5 yr old son who is only child of me.
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
You cannot generalize on how these children act. Some maybe spoiled,some are not. So for me, they don't bother me at all. If sometimes they act different from us, I understand it. Living without siblings is hard, and when they're with their friends, I guess they are trying to somewhat find that feeling of having their own brother and sister.