Some of you may know that my daughter is an only child for me, but has in excess of 5 half siblings. I'm aware of one older, 2 the same age, and 2 younger. Who knows, there may be more.
She is turning 9, and wants to know why she is called an only child when she has siblings. She met the twins briefly when they were all 2 but their mother is a basketcase and contact was unable to continue.
Anyone else been in a similar position, and how did you explain it? How do the children cope with it?