Hmmm. Only children get all of your attention and love, is probably easier to manage in terms of homework and friends and activities, etc. The expense for caring for an online child is less, and that child could likely have more in the material sense. Only children may be more independent because they didn't have other kids to compete or lean on growing up when parents just "won't do." However, they may also be more dependent on parents, they can be spoiled, and I think children learning to share and grow together is a good thing because once they leave mommy and daddy the world is not going to cater to them as we do. Siblings also provide a constant source of love, friendship, and companionship (YES, even when they hate each other!). I have my sister's back, and I know she has mine. But no parent should have more kids than they can handle and give love to, so there's no ONE right thing for everyone!
at 1:44 PM on Apr. 7, 2010