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10 Reasons Why Your Child Needs a Sibling

Many parents, considering their busy schedule, think that having and bringing up one child is the right choice for them. If you are among these parents, read on to know 10 reasons why your child needs a sibling.

If you and your spouse decided to have only one child, no matter what the reason be, you must have adjusted to life with the little one. In fact, single child families are growing in number very fast as compared to families having more than one child.

If you think that having a sibling for your child means buying two toys always and being a referee to the backseat quarrel in your car whenever you go out, you are not right completely. You will witness them playing together often and embracing each other, may be for no reason at all.

10 Reasons You Should Give Your Child a Sibling

Have a quick look at the 10 reasons why your child needs a sibling.

1. Kids Learn to Be Selfless

You might remember that when your child was born you were always cautious and tried to protect her. When your child gets a sibling, you will find the same kind of feeling shared by her.

2. They Learn to Share

It is often said that single child becomes selfish as she grows. This is because there is practically no one to share her toys or other belongings at home. When there will be a sibling, she will learn to share her toys, cookies, chocolates and even TV time.

3. Resolve Conflicts

No matter where you go in the world, you will never find a family that has not witnessed sibling fights. But at the same time, both the kids know that they have to settle things quickly and anyhow. This even helps build some negotiation skills in them.

4. Always Have Company and Fun

When your child has a sibling, she always has a company no matter whether you go on a vacation or simply on a long drive.

5. Learns Teamwork Very Early

Whether it is helping you at home or doing any school project, brothers and sisters are very good at teamwork. They even learn how to unite and hide from parents when they do some mischief or simply buffooneries.

6. Have Someone To Learn From And Teach To

Younger child will feel good learning mathematics or tactics while playing a game. Similarly, the elder one feels pride in teaching her sibling. She will also be able to learn a lot of patience while teaching.

7. Encourages And Improves Analytical Thinking

Siblings spend a lot of time and effort to figure out what their sister’s next move could be. This causes their brain to work a lot and they come up with different ideas and concepts.

8. They Turn to Guidance Usually to Elder Brother Or Sister

When your younger one starts growing, she will not come to you always when she has a problem. She will prefer taking advice from her elder one most of the time.

9. They Know They can Rely on Someone Other than Parents Always

No matter how much siblings fight, they know that they have someone at their back along with their parents. They like to celebrate with each other and turn to each other when they get hurt.

10. Sense of Competition

Even if parents consider their children as individuals, they have a sense of competitiveness among them, always

Parents can help their children gain a deeper sense of identity as well as gain valuable social skills through interaction among siblings and their friends. Make sure your children have ample access to parental assistance and apt guidance so that if any of your children take the wrong track, you are there to take care.

What are the benefits of having a sibling? How do siblings affect the growth and development of children? What is the right age gap between siblings? Discuss here.

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