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July 17th, 2012 04:27 PM #61
I agree though that you shouldn't tell your kid that. Just tell them you don't want more children and that each family is different.
July 17th, 2012 04:32 PM #63Senior Member
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July 17th, 2012 04:42 PM #65
What it did though was allow my sister to become quite bratty and she did whatever she wanted and since she was never punished, she never had a reason not too. What ended up happening was my mom would be upset, she can't yell at her "baby" so she directs her anger at me.
It was a combination of poor parenting and my sister's personality. She was the popular one and always had boyfriends. I was shy, hung out with small group of band geeks, and my first boyfriend is actually now my fiance'.
I've tried thousands of times to hang out with her, talk to her, try to have a "decent" relationship, but she doesn't even bother. She refused to be a bridesmaid because she didn't want to do anything... I eventually got her to be an usher...
The only time she makes me miserable now is on family visits. I just assume it's because she's jealous because I'm getting married and my parent's approved of my boyfriend over hers. Her boyfriend also isn't that nice.... but it's not my fault and for the most part I just ignore her when visiting.
July 17th, 2012 04:54 PM #67Senior Member
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I liked my siblings though, and always wanted more than I had. I have one brother and one sister and I've been close to them all our lives, though they have become closer to each other as they got older. (When we were very young my sister, as the middle child, was jealous of "the baby" - I had less to be jealous about because I was the oldest, I got along with each of them even when they didn't get along with each other.)
We did fight as kids do but we never hated each other and we did look out for each other. We're still close today, as adults. I did occasionally want my own room, as a kid, but I never wanted to be an only child, ever. I didn't always want to be the oldest, though.
I always wanted a big family, 4-6 kids. My husband always wanted an only child. We've compromised and are planning two.
July 17th, 2012 08:04 PM #69Member
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Did you feel bad for people who were bullied by siblings?
Did you feel bad for people who were neglected by their parents due to the attention being divided?
Did you feel bad for the child/children who weren't the favorite of their parents?
Did you feel bad for kids who barely got clothes or were barely fed due to siblings having siblings?
Did you feel bad for kids who had siblings who sexually abused them?
Did you feel bad for siblings who were forced to be adults before their time because they always had to give up their freedom, fun, and childhood because they were always babysitting their younger siblings?
Did you feel bad for children who didn't have their parents show up at seeing them in plays or playing basketball games because the other children needed them back at home?
Did you feel bad for kids being crammed up in one bedroom like sardines?
Did you feel bad for kids who have to put up with someone (in the same house) whom they have zero in common with just because they share the same parents?
Did you feel bad for kids who have siblings who cause their parents grief?
Last edited by sprite; July 17th, 2012 at 08:08 PM.