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Are there any benefits to growing up with a sibling as opposed to being an only child?
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Possibly
There may be some affect on social interactions and friendship.
However, studies have been mixed and there is no conclusive evidence that having a sibling will improve social interaction.

In brief: Possibly
There may be some affect on social interactions and friendship.
However, studies have been mixed and there is no conclusive evidence that having a sibling will improve social interaction.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Maybe companionship
As a father of 2 girls born 3 years apart, they are best friends and always have someone to play with, which is more important in our family than some, as we live in a rural area with few other kids nearby.
But not all siblings get along so well. A good article that summarizes the myths and science related to only children can be found at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/only_child.

In brief: Maybe companionship
As a father of 2 girls born 3 years apart, they are best friends and always have someone to play with, which is more important in our family than some, as we live in a rural area with few other kids nearby.
But not all siblings get along so well. A good article that summarizes the myths and science related to only children can be found at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/only_child.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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