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Are insecure attachment issues more common in only children?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Attachment issues are not related to family size or lack of siblings.

In brief: No
Attachment issues are not related to family size or lack of siblings.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
My overall sense is that "good enough" parenting is just that, good enough.
Being an only child, or one of ten children is not as important as parenting.

In brief: Depends
My overall sense is that "good enough" parenting is just that, good enough.
Being an only child, or one of ten children is not as important as parenting.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Health attachments can occur in many forms, not just with parents. Many single children have quite strong attachments with their parents, being the primary source of focus for the parents. A strong predictor of the type of attachment is what kind of attachment the parent had with his or her parent.
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