So forgive us if we seem a little self-absorbed, we’re just stuck in our own way of doing things. So the concept of sharing my space or possessions was a big deal.It just takes us a little longer for us to adjust and let go of some control. Eventually, I came to learn that sharing is not so bad after all.(Note: We love our folks, so will definitely love yours.)We have strong desires to be loved, adored, admired, and appreciated.And we always have this urge because our parents made us the center of their world .When a parent begins a new relationship children experience a range of emotions, such as: Feeling insecure: Some children may feel their security threatened when their parents begin to date. Some children wonder if they will still be loved if their parent finds a new partner.Make sure to ease your child’s fears by showing and telling them how much you love them.
But before you misjudge the "only-child syndrome," here are some things you need to know about us…Children who have lost parents through death have similar feelings.Even children of single parents can have negative feelings associated with “not having” a mother or father in their life.Unlike siblings who can confide or rely on each other at any time, we have to do a lot of things on our own.And since I had no allies to defend me or pave the way, I had to fight my own battles at home. I had my own bedroom with my own things, and the added bonus of knowing that all the gifts under the Christmas tree were all mine!The percentage of women who have one child has more than doubled in the past 20 years up from 10% to 13% (U. The (2011) reported that there are 20 million only child households in the United States alone.