It is great to be an only child in the family

Some people are convinced that being the only kid in the family is wonderful, while others hold the idea that growing up in a large family is more beneficial.

As far as I am concerned, it is preferable to live in a one-child family for a few reasons. Firstly, the only kid may become better educated and entertained for all his parents’ attention is concentrated on him or her. Secondly, it saves time and money. The last but not the least is that children in large families often have to compete with one another and prove their worth in order to win parents’ attention which may lead to low self-esteem, while the only child in the family does not have to live up to anyone’s expectations.

However, some people do not share my point of view. According to them, growing up as the only child may be harmful for a child’s character since this way of upbringing may make children lonely and demanding.

Nonetheless, I do not quite agree with my opponents’ point of view. First of all, as the only child, you may grow up to be more independent and able to fend for yourself better. Furthermore, not having an elder sibling to help you every step of the way may be beneficial and make you capable of looking after yourself earlier in life.

To sum it all up, I think that being the only child may certainly have its advantages. Although a number of people do not quite share my point of view, I firmly believe that having more children does not necessarily lead to a happier home.

By Алиска Панич.