You’re Not Alone in This… There Are Others Out There!
Today we hear from a young teen who admittedly struggles with being an only child. This is useful for others as well as for parents who are seeking a deeper understanding and ways to help their child grow and develop well.
Hello there!!! Tell me, have any of you had recent fights with your siblings? Are you really struggling to fit in with your siblings, to try and prove you can be better than they are? If any of you have these problems or any other problems related to siblings, don’t come to me, or read this.
I’m an only child, as most of you probably guessed judging by the title, and here are some things that I deal with every day. This is to all those only children out there; you aren’t the only ones who feel like this.
First thing is, well we’re mostly alone. I personally have got nobody to hang out with at home. I had to teach myself how to keep busy. With no siblings to turn to, what are you going to do?
After the loneliness comes the extreme boredom. What are you going to do? Ask your parents……. YEAH RIGHT, no siblings……. Face it!!!!
The only things we can do are read, watch TV, computer games, electronic devices, and these are the FUN topics. Yeah, I said the fun topics.
What about your personality? Are you shy, quiet, and unsociable like me? Or are you the carefree social butterfly with a confident attitude and yet desperately needs to hang out with friends? My guess, you’re probably like me.
It’s not your fault and it never will be. It’s because of the way you grew up; you adapted to a one-child lifestyle. I was anyways. You might’ve been too and if not, then you are very VERY lucky. I know I always wonder if I had siblings would I be different. Would I’ve been raised into a different person with a different personality and talents? I also don’t want that. What if I didn’t have the talents I have, what would I do? I just want to say you’re not alone in this; there are others out there with the same problems.
I know some of you read this because you want to know how to deal with it, the truth is that I don’t know. I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve never gotten over the fact that my childhood memories are about me playing alone; asking for people to play with me but always getting the answer no. I don’t know how to deal with it, but I’m trying, and all of you should try too.