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11/15/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

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marina on

please… last month post a new study that kids are happier if they had a sister. Like anything else, all depends of the parents, the education, the amount of attention, the place where they live, the children’s personality itself, and I could on and on about different factors. I’m tired of all this new studies.

mary on

I am really sick and tired of all these studies. Really? Do they actually think that some of these asinine studies will persuade what we do in our lives.

For instance, we all know smoking is bad for our health and for those around us if done in close contact for long periods of time. Studies of older women who get pregnant for the first time in the late 30 and up are at higher risk. How much of our taxpaying dollars actually goes to these stupid studies when that money could go somewhere else, say like the deficit or perhaps even better, health care? And, even if the said money was donated. What ***holes to spend money on studies that either we actually have known about because of past studies or won’t make an impact on our lives. It’s just sickening the way corporate spends money and nonprofit agencies spend money. Argh!

Anna on

Ugh, puhleeze. I’m an only child and would have given anything for a sibling. And the other “only’s” that I know feel the same way. Being an only child sucks wet hairy socks. That’s why we’re determined that our daughter will NOT be an only child. When possible, a child needs siblings. There’s so many life lessons to be learned with siblings…and knowing that when you are older, there is someone else there to have your back and to share the adventures of life with.

Seriously, good money was spent on that?! Could have gone to such better uses.

Kari on

I’m an only child and I love it. Everyone tries to tell me I should have had a sibling, but I turned out just fine. I am best friends with my mom and have plenty of cousins and all to be close to.

ab on

and I got the best of both worlds … a brother who is 8 years older than me. he was around when I was little, then left for college when I was 10 and I had the house and my parents to myself. 🙂 since we were always at different stages of life growing up, it was awhile before my brother and I could relate to each other, but now that I’m 30 and he’s 38, we’re great friends. my husband also has an older brother with a large age gap (10 years). we are thinking of spacing our own kids in a similar way.

Erika on

When I was younger, I so desperately wanted to be an only child. Having siblings close in age was hard, and I felt like I didn’t get enough attention and so on. However, now I realize that it was for the best that I have siblings. No offense to only children, as I realize not all are like this, but many of my friends who were only children had a hard time adjusting to living with others. This probably has to do more with the fact that they were SPOILED more than anything else though. It took them a while to realize that the world didn’t revolve around them. I, however, realized that from a very young age and it was easier for me to get along with others.

Kewky on

I agree with Marina. To quote a friend: it all depends on everything!