International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part F (2017)
A study on only child at Palakarai house holds area, with special reference to Tiruchirappalli district, Tamilnadu state
K Shenbaham and N Suriya
The term only child is generally applied only to those individuals who have never had siblings. An only child, however, may have half-siblings or stepsiblings who come along considerably late and still be considered an only child. Children with much older or younger siblings may also have a similar family environment to only children. Only children are sometimes said to be more likely to develop precocious interests and to feel lonely. Sometimes they compensate for the aloneness by developing a stronger relationship with themselves or developing an active fantasy life that includes imaginary friends. Children whose only siblings are much older than them sometimes report feeling like an only child. Advantages cited of having an only child are that there is no sibling rivalry and that it becomes possible to take the child to an event suitable for their age without having to bring along a disinterested sibling. A disadvantage is that it can be harder for an only child to singlehandedly look after their aging parents.
How to cite this article:
K Shenbaham and N Suriya. A study on only child at Palakarai house holds area, with special reference to Tiruchirappalli district, Tamilnadu state. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(2): 364-368.