Do you think having children 8 yrs apart effects how well they get along?

Michelle - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




Do you think having children 8 yrs apart effects how well they get along?

Not sure 14% (93 votes)

No 29% (197 votes)

Yes 57% (389 votes)

679 Total Votes


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it is what it is. if that's what you want to do, make it happen. My brother and I are 7 yrs apart tho, and didn't get along well as children. We get along alright now tho. He was also the youngest and the only boy, so I'd say the parents set the stage...

Lisa - posted on 02/07/2010




well my sis n i are 8 yrs apart and we are the best of mates .. always talking im always loking out for her she sees it like having a friend who is older and its good because she can talk to me n i ahve dont it all before with out her asking mum if u get what im saying , i dnt think ull have a problem its a cool thing both ways

Lori - posted on 12/24/2009




my sister and i are 7 1/2 yrs apart, there are ups and downs to having large gaps between ages. I have 3 kids of my own they are each appx 2 yrs apart, making my oldest and youngest 4ish yrs apart and the bond is different between them than it is with their middle sibling. I wouldn't say it was a bad thing for me growing up having such a gap, i learned alot about kids and grew up faster because i was relied on more. But my kids ( close in age) fight as much as my sister and I did.

Claire - posted on 12/12/2009




There are only 5 years between my girls and even thats too much, my eldest doesn't play with the youngest and is always getting annoyed with her even though my youngest dotes on her big sister.

Elmary - posted on 10/09/2009




I believe so. My husband and his sister are 9 years apart and they didn't get along when they were little but they do now. Also my sons are 9 years apart, right now its nice because the oldest one helps me a lot with the littlest one.

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