Do you have Nieces and Nephews?

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Do you have Nieces and Nephews?

Cat E. Cat E.
I have both and don't seem them much. I don't feel close to them and I feel bad about it but I can't help how I feel. I also don't have children and I feel akward around children, as I don't know what to say to them. Are any of you that way too?
09/22/2012
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Cat E. Cat E.
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09/26/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
My husband and I are both only children, so no siblings to give us any nieces or nephews.
09/26/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Cat E.
I have both and don't seem them much. I don't feel close to them and I feel bad about it but I can't help how I feel. I also don't have children and I feel akward around children, as I don't know what to say to them. Are any of you that way too?
I do not and I am actually quite thankful as my sister isn't the most maternal woman around.
09/26/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Not biological but I have two grown step-nephews and then they both had sons so great-newphews as well. We pass clothes down to both of them. My kids wear them then we pass them to the oldest great-nephew and then when he outgrows them, it gets passed down to the other.
09/26/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I have "adopted" nieces and nephews and both from my step brother and step sister.

I love children, have always worked and lived around children and enjoy their company. One has to understand that children act and think like children not tiny adults. Once people realize children live in a magical world that they don't really understand and that "rules" are something that, to them, are only there to stop them from doing stuff they want to do (they don't understand rules are to protect them and protect others) and usually kids only obey rules to AVOID getting in trouble, it is easier to get along with them.

I have no problem with babies, small children or school age children. Teens, don't get me started. They KNOW why things happen, but it seems like they all have personality disorders In fact, in Psychology, it has been said that people with personality disorders have never emotionally or intellectually left their teens. Makes sense to me.

And, I also realize that even if I think a child's behavior is odd or "improper" I realize that most of the time, that child's parents understand that child MORE than I do, as they live with that child, raised that child and LOVE that child.

Most even semi-reasonable people are the experts on their own children. Most reasonable people are the experts on their children.

One only has to have children of one's own to understand why. I no longer think I KNOW more than an other parent's child (as I did, sadly when I was a new parent) because I know that child has idiosyncrasies, habits and issues that only a parent can understand.

There are things that I think have no place in parenting; hitting, shaming, manipulating etc. But, most of the parents who I see doing these things tend to spend precious little time with their kids and, honestly don't really know their own children. Luckily, this not terrible common, but it seems to be the lion's share of children who have issues.
09/26/2012
Beck Beck
I have one niece and my nephew was born yesterday.
09/26/2012
Nora Nora
We have 5 nephews and no nieces! We're keeping up with the trend too, we'll be adding our own little boy to the "family mix" next week! Someday my other half's brother wants to add another child and they are hoping for a girl...for now, it's all robots, dinosaurs, and army men here.
09/26/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Nora
We have 5 nephews and no nieces! We're keeping up with the trend too, we'll be adding our own little boy to the "family mix" next week! Someday my other half's brother wants to add another child and they are hoping for a ...
Congratulations for next week! You must be really... comfy about now.

I remember those last few weeks of pregnancy (with the two I was able to carry to term) as being very uncomfortable.

Good luck and have a happy, safe birth!
09/26/2012
BG529 BG529
I have 3 nieces and 4 nephews. 2 that were just born the other day.
09/26/2012
Anne Anne
Not yet. Lol
09/26/2012
Ryanne Ryanne
I have a few
09/26/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
I have one
09/26/2012
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