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    I'm not sure whether only children suffer or at a disadvantage, and I don't believe they are the overinduged and spoiled brats people presume them to be. I have read studies that show a positive correlation between children's social competence and the number of siblings, though. Positive sibling relationships can also affect child's cognitive and emotional development for the better. Ideal number of siblings? I have no clue, really, and I suppose it would depend on the individual family and their personal circumstances.
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    I'm not sure but personally, I would prefer that my child have at least one other sibling to play, interact and socialize with. I've found some who were only children to be introverted, or even bratty and entitled, it's not a rule though. Of course being an only child does not mean one cannot have friends and socialize normally, but there is still a distinctive difference between best friends and siblings/family. In the end, it can go either way, depending on the circumstances involved. Some parents tend to spoil their children, and having an only child could lead to the child becoming overprotected and sheltered, or having their every wish indulged. This can become counterproductive when the child leaves the nest and realizes that out there in the world they aren't as special as they were to their parents...
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