12/15/2019 (Sun) 19:43:29
Ok, so here are some serious replies.>>33121
I don't think language has much to do with it. Missing a word doesn't necessarily mean there's a negative implication behind it.
Children interaction is an important part of the development of a child's personality and psyche (and mental capabilities?), but it can be given outside the family's environment, on the playground, in nursery, kindergarten and school. It might be a problem however that on this path, the kid won't really learn how to interact with older and younger ones. Being forced to interact with those definitely means a plus because they aren't peers, the interaction with them offers different challenges, experience and reward. For example an older brother can learn responsibility via his younger siblings.
In traditional big/great family - where (at least) three generations lived in the same household with uncles, aunts and their kids, the cousins - offered a wide variety of interactions and many different learning opportunities. Chiefly the grandparents were the babysitters, since the working age adults were all on the fields, with the animals, but the older kids were involved and they could learn to be parents because the turn to become ones soon was on them. But this also doesn't mean the actual parents neglected their children, they were trusted with many tasks around the adults, did small work and in the meanwhile learnt behaviour and hierarchy via observation and mimed them among each others.
I think having siblings, and big family can help to achieve a sense of community which then can be transferred to larger units, to neighbourhood, then smaller patria, then nation. It's a way for the individual to learn his place in the world.
Maybe this is a little too idealistic, many things could go wrong even with a large family.