Topic: siblings

Celebrating Family Holidays With Your Imperfect Family

Celebrating Family Holidays With Your Imperfect Family

The aggressive good cheer of the holidays affects everyone differently: you can get carried along in a tidal wave of joy and eggnog, or it can remind you of what you don’t have: Cleaver-like parents or a significant other to share it all with, let alone one who lets Jon Hamm talk him or her into buying you a Mercedes. And if you’ve suffered a recent loss in your family, the season can be heartbreaking. More »

What You Don’t Know About Birth Order

What You Don't Know About Birth Order

Firstborn (male): You will always turn in library books a day early or a day late; never on time. At any given point in your life one of your best friends will secretly and intensely resent you. You will never be sure which one it is. Upon reaching your seventh birthday, you will find that you can understand the speech of birds; unfortunately, all birds are constantly talking shit about you, even swans. More »

Are Only Children Happier?

Are Only Children Happier?

You know that stereotype of a snotty, spoiled only child? The kid who never learns how to share or socialize and acts way too grown up because they never get any playtime with other children? Well apparently, that’s bullshit. The Observer ran a report from the Understanding Society study in Britain that found only children to be happier children. And the more siblings they had, the less happy they were. More »