When I first moved out of my parents’ house, I thought my approach to problems was the only one and I expected others to see it the same way.
And as I look into the future, I will be the only one to care for them in their golden years. Believe it or not, learning to fight and have disagreements is a useful life skill.
Having no one to fight with while I was growing up meant that I had a lot of catching up to do when I hit my adult years.
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However, as I consider my own family and how many children I’d want, I have to consider more carefully.
From a parent’s standpoint, I can understand why people would choose to have only one child.
Any caregiver is likely to be vulnerable to stress.
However, parents who care for a child with a serious mental illness (SMI) are at increased risk for adverse physical symptoms resulting from stress.
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It also meant that I had to entertain myself and find ways to occupy myself. ” But maybe it was just that I learned how to sit still and not run around that made me appear more mature. As I grew older, I realized that one of the downsides to having no siblings was that I had all the responsibility for my parents as they grew older.