In what follows I am talking about tendencies not certainties since there is enormous variation among only children as well as among the families in which they are placed.With this in mind, consider these three factors one at a time.We've heard that one thousand times and nah, it's never funny. But if you say you don't want any, and then we see your greedy old hand lurching towards our plate we will lose our minds. We're fiercely independent, but also rely on our mums A LOT. Again, we're contradictory and complicated people, that's what makes us so damn special.19. Having no time to hide in our rooms and be alone will be hard for us. Us only children have got a pretty bad rep, haven't we? Soz but we're going to be so inappropriately friendly with your sisters and brothers. Obvs they love us loads (that's why one child was enough for them, duh), but they didn't wrap us up in cotton wool. Moving out of our lovely bubble of solitude and in with someone is scary to us. You think we're freaks for making up a friend and talking to them like they're real?
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The notion that now worries them is how, without siblings “only will result in lonely,” and so loneliness and lack of friends will likely be their daughter or son’s lot in life.
As I set forth in my 2008 book, “The Future of Your Only Child,” I disagree.
It was a culture shock to me with so many people around and events happening, but I enjoyed seeing how the other side lived.
My parents were both only children, which is why I think their marriage didn't work.