I personally grew up with 3 older siblings and I must say that I’m beyond blessed that I have them and I will have them for the rest of my life.
True enough that at early stages of life, our siblings are our competitors, our friend-enemies, but as we grow older, you will realize that instead, they had always been loyal allies who will back you up in every battle.
The Benefits of Having Siblings
As parents, having more than one or two babies is truly challenging and requires a lot of sacrifices plus more responsibilities. Let me change your mind on that matter. Yes it is challenging, but it is what’s right. Here are the reasons why it’s important for your child to have siblings:
•Helps Improvement in a Child’s Development
When there’s more than one child in the family, it is easier for every child to communicate, improve their language skills and their ability to connect with other kids. Thus, makes it easier for them to express themselves as well, becomes mature especially the ones who are older and it makes them develop sense of responsibility.
•They Can Be Source of Entertainment for Eachother
Children can easily be bored on an invironment where there is no one they could play with, especially those around their age. But if they have siblings, you give them a chance to have better and fun childhood days.
•You are Building a Bigger and Better Pack
Of course you can be excused if you have health issues. But like wolves, the bigger the number, the stronger the pack. Raising children is surely not easy. Yet, when they get older, everyone will be of help already and things will get better for everyone in the family.
•You Are Giving Your Child a Friend For Life
Sure enough, they will have fights, they will hurt eachother at times, but a sibling is a sibling for the rest of our lives. Your siblings are your first friends and the ones who will be your to-go-to whenever life gets tough.
•When Parents Die, Siblings Will be Their Only Immediate Family
Their aunts, uncles and cousins will still be there, but siblings are different. Those who are born from the same parents, will have strong connection and sense of belongingness towards eachother. In my own experience too, even if I already have husband and kids, my relationship with my siblings will always remain special to me. They catch me at times when I lose my sanity and not even my husband can help me.
Let Me Tell You A Story
I had a friend who is an only child. She was always happy and cheerful about having everything just for herself. Wants, needs, name it. She can have almost everything because her parents adore their only child. However, the only constant thing in this world is change. There came a time that her parents got separated. Her mom got cancer and everything went downhill for her.
She was with an amazing man and supposed to be having the best time of her life builder her own empire. Only that she had no one to share her troubles. From the medication of her mother, to raising her firstborn, to dealing with her father, she had her boyfriend with her, but she wished her parents gave given her siblings whom she could share everything with instead.
How about you? What are your thoughts on these matters? If you were to choose, will you have one child or more? Share it in comments.