The Living Force
I have been thinking of this quite a bit lately, too. I have a feeling that there were quite a few of those windows that were skewed for me.Shijing said:davey72 said:I am an only child. This is a little discouraging, to say the least. i wonder if this is why i have such trouble relating to others?
I'm an only child too, but I wouldn't let this in and of itself cause you too much concern. It's difficult to know what things might have been different if we had had siblings, but the main point seems to have been this:
The important thing about discipline for children is activation of brain chemistry mixes at certain windows of imprinting.
In other words, whether we had siblings or not is only one factor making up the entire environment in which we were raised. Of course, there may have been any number of problems with that for any of us, but I don't think that being an only child by itself automatically puts one at an extreme disadvantage -- or creates problems that can't be dealt with by working on oneself now.