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|View Poll Results: Is it okay to have only one child|
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|Originally posted by Summer
And one more data point... before I had my son I was a social worker for Older Adult Protective Services. I was an elder abuse investigator. I can say pretty authoritatively that in most cases 1 child winds up being the primary caregiver to aging parents and the rest just kind of live their lives. Having more than 1 doesn't mean that the burden will necessarily be shared. Obviously I can't speak for anything even close to every situation. This has been the fairly universal experience of the social service agency I worked for, however.
|Originally posted by Carla
I absolutely love both my children tons and tons, not one more than the other! I'm sure moms of more than one will agree with me - your heart grows to accomadate your bigger family.
Do you mommas think that as parents we cannot shape the relationship of our children as siblings? Do you think we can teach them to love and respect each other just as we teach them to treat other people? I don't think it's like playing roulette as a previous poster said.
|I have seen far more situations (personally and professionally) where one person is the designated caretaker in the family, no matter how many siblings there are, than of siblings evenly sharing responsibilities.|
|I cannot imagine loving a child any more than I already love my dd: my heart would explode|
|we love our little girl like crazy. Either we would love a sibling more, or we would love a sibling less (yeah, yeah, I've heard the 'You'll love them each equally for who they are... line before, but I don't buy it...|
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