One child in a household can be an unexpected blessing. Sometimes this choice is made on purpose or for some reason this is just what happens. When you consider why you want another child, consider the advantages of having one child.
The biggest advantage of having one child is the money. This site shows some estimates on the cost of raising a child. With each child, these expenses are more. By not having to spend more money on additional children, your only child can have more costly items. You also free up money to be spent on yourself or your spouse. If you live in a one-parent household, the money that is not used on other children and be used to afford things that you many not have been able to afford otherwise. Many expenses just get worse with age. Having to pay for multiple college tuitions can be enough to require you to work until you are not physical able.
By having only one child, your child’s and your own privacy becomes easier. You not have multiple children trying to run into your bedroom, or the bathroom when you are not decent. You child will have his or her own room and have a sense of privacy in their own space. As your child grows older, they will not have to fight with siblings about interrupting their time.
It is much easier to bond with one child then with several children. For each child you have, you must find ways to spend time alone with them to help them feel that you love them just the same. Having one child means only have to divide your time with one. You will only have to include one child, which makes it easier to get to know them for the individual that they are. Although, some only children may complain about too much attention, you will not hear them complain about not enough attention.
Having only one child brings lots of educational advantage. You will have the money to spend on tutoring, tools, and the best schools. You also have the time to help with homework because you are not running after other children. With one child to give your attention to, it is much easier to find out if they are having problems in school. This gives the one child a great advantage in school.
When you have one child, that child tends to be much more mature. This is because most of their bonding time is with adults. They learn to be very independent at an early age, which can be very helpful to parents. When you need extra help around the house, you may be surprised how much your child can do.
Having one child can still bring parents just as much joy and happiness.