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It seems as though our society has placed a negative association with being an only child Many people consider these children to be at some sort of disadvantage Research on this subject is mixed on this type of family situation Therefore I will cover a range of areas concerning only children I have learned a new term associated with being an only child The term is onlies referring to the child as being the only child in the family First I will look at how trends and ideas about family size have changed Second I will discuss why more parents are choosing to have only one child and what they can gain from making this decision Third I will look at the myths that surround being an only child Then I will focus on the differences of only children and children who have siblings and then I will close With this in mind lets turn our attention toward the changing size of the family unit Although there were exceptions in most cases if a couple had an only child something had intervened to prevent them from adding to their family Was there something wrong with the child something wrong in the marriage or something wrong with the mother or father In the past there were many reasons why people felt the need to have more than one child Some of this reasons were isolation fear of the spread of disease the polio scare Today children are immunized against most childhood diseases and antibiotics are available for less serious illnesses High mortality rates were also a factor in previous decades Today we are not faced with the threat that took many young lives such as smallpox and influenza Not to
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