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Comparison Essay: Do you think it is important for children to have brothers and sisters? if so, how many, Do you think that only children may be at a disadvantage when they get older? Why or Why not?
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We don't provide outlines on this free site, but I can help with some suggestions. :-) This is a topic on which numerous studies have been done. It might be helpful to you to look at a few articles on the subject to see what conclusions have been drawn by psychologists, sociologists and other researchers. I can see how there might be benefits either way. Children with siblings learn to share, wait their turn, and perhaps take care of younger siblings, all of which are useful skills. On the other hand, only children can receive more of their parents' attention, which may give them an advantage with help with homework, more playtime with dad or mom, and perhaps more or better toys, educational items, clothes, etc. because there is more money available. A possible disadvantage for only children when they get older is that they may not have had the opportunity to socialize as much with other children, which can cause problems. However, this can be overcome, by making sure they have friends, perhaps participate in play groups, and so forth.
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Thank for the reply Sarah.
Base on your suggestions, here is the essay that i'm working on it. Please check the grammar for me. ( I am really in need of it in 5 hours) Thank so much.
Sibling relationship is the most enduring one that any of us experiences, longer and less demanding than that of our parents, children or spouse; it is potentially longest relationship we will ever have.
Children who have brothers and sisters usually have more perspective of life than the only children. The sibling relationship can bring to children the differences between the views of live not just only from parents but it is also from their brothers and sisters. The first thing that children who have brothers and sisters can learn is how to share with others. Although sometimes children just want to keep something for theirs own, they have to think about their siblings before doing that every time. It is just like a conception of sharing. However, the only child in a family has all the things that given. They don't have to worry about their sibling who they have to share with or think about.
In early childhood, children who have brothers and sisters means they have companions and playmates, they can play the game together, have conversations, learn to interact with the community, and share problem with each other. Especially, they can take care of each other; the older can help the younger siblings with homework when parents go to work or have to do something else. In contrast, only children can receive more of their parents' attention, which may give them an advantage with help with homework, more playtime with dad or mom, and perhaps more or better toys, educational items, clothes, etc. because there is more money available. But, only children may not have the opportunity to socialize as much with other children. Days can be long with them, which can cause of depression.
In adulthood, when people get older, they usually find some one that they think they can share their memory about childhood. The only people who they can think of are their siblings who grew up with under a roof of family. It makes elderly feel comfortable and peaceful in the old age when they have some one that reminds them about their childhood. On the other hand, a possible disadvantage for only children when they get older is that they may not have a person to share with when their children have got married and raised their own families. Sometimes, only child has to struggle alone with his life.
In conclusion, only children is unique and special in family and may have higher self-esteem than others, however it is good for children to have brother and sisters because children with siblings learn to share, wait their turn, and perhaps take care of younger siblings, all of which are useful skills for their life in the future. And the relationships among brothers and sisters are infinitely varied, but whatever their characteristics, these bonds last throughout life.
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You have a tendency to leave out articles such as "the." For example:
The sibling relationship is the most enduring one that any of us experiences, longer and less demanding than that of our parents, children or spouse; it is potentially the longest relationship we will ever have.
Children who have brothers and sisters usually have more perspective on life than the only children.
The sibling relationship can bring to children the differences between the views of life not only from parents but also from their brothers and sisters.
children just want to keep something for their own,
However, the only child in a family has all the things that are given.
Days can be long with them, which can cause depression.
The only people who they can think of are their siblings who grew up with them under the same roof as a family.
I hope this helps!
Hi Sarah, I am really appreciate your reply. It is really helpful.
I'm glad I could help!
Carrcakes inspired my post today. She has a beautiful post about her relationship with her siblings, and how it has changed and stayed the same over the years. Go check it out. I’ll wait. Ready? OK.
I am an only child.
Raised by a divorced mom who worked full time, I spent many days of my youth alone. I had a babysitter when I was very young, but I soon fought for the right to become a latchkey kid, and my mom granted the privilege when I was in third grade. By middle school I was staying home by myself even when she worked 3-11pm shifts.
Some people say only children are misfits. They are selfish and spoiled, and often are loners lacking in social skills yet terribly lonely. I think this is a gross oversimplification of only children, and I’m sure many grew up with none of those issues. From my experience, only some of the stereotypes are true. I was certainly not spoiled, because my mom didn’t have a lot with which to spoil me. I did lack in social skills, but only amongst my peers. I was quite capable of carrying on a conversation with adults, but found my peers to be immature and boring. I was lonely at times, but I also found comfort in being alone, and enjoyed the peace of the silence in our house many nights as I sat on the couch and read a book.
Still, I could never shake the desire of wanting a sibling. My childhood best friend had two older siblings, and they fought like caged wild animals at times. But at least she had someone to fight with. Me, well, I could try picking a fight with the cat I guess. I dreamed I would get help with my homework from an older sibling, or I would teach a younger sibling to play my favorite games. I imagined it would be lovely to have someone around to talk to who didn’t have to go home for dinner.
And now I find myself thinking about my daughter. She is currently an only child, and Aaron and I have been discussing when to plan the next child. Part of me is scared about the thought of raising two children. I have no experience dealing with siblings – how will I handle their fights? Will Cordelia resent another child coming along and taking some of the attention away from her? Will we not be able to provide as much for Cordy with another child?
As an only child, my mom was able to devote her limited resources to just me. Had I had a brother or sister, I might not have been able to go to college as easily, or been given the help my mom has provided with Cordy. Am I limiting her by having another child?
The other part of me yearns for another baby. I love being a mother, and I know there is plenty of room in my heart for another child. I remember the lonely times of being an only child, the awkwardness around my peers, and I don’t want Cordy to experience those dark moments of an only child experience.
I also think that Cordy could benefit from a sibling. Look at how many people out there have siblings they are close with. Aaron and his brother get along very well, although he tells me that they didn’t get along nearly as well when they were younger. There are lots of useful learning experiences a sibling could help provide: sharing, resource management, taking turns, helping, parental manipulation, etc.
The plan to have another child is likely to move forward. We both want another baby. The grandparents want more grandkids. Everyone is in agreement. I only hope Cordelia will love any younger sibling that comes along, and that she won’t one day wish that she had been an only child.
What about you? Were you an only child or did you have siblings? Do you wish things had turned out differently for you? (more siblings, less siblings, none?)