Having come from a family with lots of siblings, Stacey Lindsay knew the importance of a strong family unit. Indeed, it was a value she had instilled in her son, Owynn. All he wanted was to be a big brother. Then, when a newborn baby was left under a Christmas tree, the little boy broke down as he read the message on her shirt.
Growing up can be hard at times. Finding your way in the world can be a path lined with many obstacles and challenges. It may be easier with the guidance of those who have been there before. Parents, for example, can offer the benefit of their own experience.
For an only child, though, is that where their identity ends? For many years psychologists have studied lone children. And while early research in the 19th century may have been rudimentary, stereotypes of the only child have persisted for a long time.