National Siblings Day: Is it better to be an only child?

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LOS ANGELES — April 10 is National Siblings Day, but if you’re an only child, you don’t need to feel left out. Here are some reasons why it’s better not to have any siblings at all.

Siblings might fight over who the favorite child is. With you: there’s no question.

That old wives tale that only children are selfish? It’s been disproved by scientific research. And even if it is true? So what? It’s not like you have to share.

Studies show that only children tend to get along better with their parents. That’s something everyone appreciates as they get older.

On average, only children spend more time on their homework, and get better grades too. And it’s not just about not being distracted: some studies show that only children have higher IQs, too.

Finally, studies find that most only children say they are happy they grew up that way. So happy National Siblings Day, spend it like you would any other day: doing exactly what you want.

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