Community·Posted on Mar 17, 20228 Reasons Why Being An Only Child Will Always Be Better Than Having SiblingsOh, you have to share a bathroom? Can't relate!by AyannaCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. You never have to worry about dealing with any sibling rivalry! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Pop TV Sibling rivalry can be extremely stressful for both parents and kids. Sibling rivalry is probably one of the worst things about raising larger families, as it can seriously affect family dynamics and relationships within the family unit. In fact, relationships can end up damaged beyond repair, making things like Christmas and family dinners rather awkward. Thankfully, for only children, this is a nonexistent problem. 2. You have a closer bond with your parents! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TV Land With no other children taking away their attention, your parents focus will solely be on you and only you. This helps in creating a stronger foundation with your parents, unlike kids with multiple siblings who have to fight for the limelight. 3. You don’t have to live in anyone else’s shadow! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF RCA Records You're your own person and never known only as "so-and-so’s sibling." 4. You don't have to share ANYTHING! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS This is one of the best perks of being an only child. You never, ever have to share. Whether it’s your brand new perfume, delicious midnight snack, pocket-money, or even your parents’ attention, it’s all yours. And, if you’re lucky enough, you even get a room all to yourself! Not sharing anything may make only children stingy and irritable, but who cares when you have an entire bed to yourself, right? 5. You're more comfortable being on your own! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix For the majority of their upbringing, only children have had to go through every milestone alone. That's not to say that their parents weren't with them, but only children usually have to make more of an effort when it comes to entertaining themselves. As a result, children are a lot more independent when growing up and can deal with being alone. This then helps with future romantic relationships and friendships. In fact, only children are a lot more self-assured and self-aware. 6. You're spoiled AF! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Pictures Want a massive birthday party five years in a row? Done. Want a gold bracelet for merely existing? Done. Want to go on a glamping trip with your friends? Done. Since you're the only kid in the house, your parents spoil you to no extent. Other kids will call you out on this, but when you’re driving down their street in your brand new car, who will really have the last laugh? 7. You're always the favorite child! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nickelodeon Being a favorite is truly a feeling like no other. Knowing that, for your parents, there's no one better than you is an ego-boost money can never buy. 8. And finally, you're more independent! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Pop TV Only children are often much more independent than those that come from larger families. This is mostly due to the fact that there are times when they might have to rely on themselves rather than one of their siblings. People may be more inclined to think that only children are spoiled, selfish, and unable to do things for themselves, having been waited on hand and foot by their parents for their entire lives. However, nothing could be further from the truth. For instance, only children are more likely to get themselves a glass of water or put themselves to bed. Never underestimate how much only children can do while on their own!