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´╗┐Firdouse, Mohammed Journal ? Sibling Rivalry I personally do not feel any difference in being the only child or having a sibling. Being the only child has both advantages and disadvantages. Parents tend to buy their only child whatever he/she needs. This can make their child very possessive in the future. Being the only child can also lead to being over pampered by parents and relatives; however, this can have a drastic psychological impact on the child. The child may take everything for granted. Only children can also be more mature as they often only relate to adults at home. ...read more.


If you have siblings with a small age difference, they would most likely end up in the same school as you and they will always have some way of finding out what you are doing and who your friends are. Sibling rivalry is very common due to selfishness and difference in opinion. Often, sibling rivalry starts even before the second child is born, and continues as the kids grow as they compete for everything from toys to attention. As kids reach different stages of development, their evolving needs can significantly affect how they relate to one another. ...read more.


Such kind of rivalry is intense between siblings as compared to friends because jealousy and enviousness do not last long in friendship. Children often forgive their friends but tend to hold grudges against their own siblings for long periods of time. This grudge starts to build hatred between them. Unlike only children, siblings can keep themselves entertained by talking and playing together. I never wished that I was the only child, but I have always wished for a twin of my same age who can understand me and with whom I can share my secrets. Although rivalry prevails, siblings share an invisible bond of intimacy glued together by love and affection. ...read more.

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