Overlooked

Researchers consistently emphasize the importance of the family on an individual’s cognitive, social, and personality development. However, the emphasis on family is placed mostly on the parents, and both intellectual and social aspects of siblings’ relationships are frequently overlooked. On the practical side of things, the longest-lasting human relationship is that which exists between brothers and sisters. They play a significant part in each other’s lives; they influence each other’s social and emotional growth as well as academic achievements, even though the importance of this is often overlooked.

Rather than becoming a doctor or an engineer, a child’s greatest wish as a child is to follow in the footsteps of his older sister’s older brother. The brothers’ bonds are relationships in which fresh sails are opened against life, where there are quarrels and jealousy, but also shares, such as how to approach issues and find answers. As a result, it is frequently stated that sibling connections are one of the most important factors in social, cognitive, and intellectual development.

There are a few distinguishing characteristics that separate the sibling connection from the parent-child bond. For example, the difference between siblings’ parents when compared to siblings of a younger age because the link between them is stronger. Because it is founded on more demands and equality, it is also more binding than a parental relationship. Brothers and sisters can converse more easily with one another as a result of this link, as well as share their lives and secrets more comfortably. As an example, a brother thinks it safer to tell his older brother about a problem he’s had at school than to tell his first sister. Because mom and dad are perfect parents who never make mistakes in the eyes of the child. However, because of their relationship with their older sister or brother, they may feel more at ease pouring out their hearts by trusting their past blunders.

I’d like to direct the arrows at the parents rather than the child in this case. As human beings, we all make mistakes and are free to do so. But children become afraid of their families and ashamed of making mistakes against their families because of the efforts of parents to not share anything with their children and to compare their own generations with their children’s generations without even thinking.

Their relationship with their brother and sisters, on the other hand, is the polar opposite. They can understand each other, even if they don’t always show it, even though they quarrel from time to time. This is the cause for the lack of siblings that is felt in households with only one child, even if it does not show on the surface. Households with only one child are the explanation for the lack of siblings.

 

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