Hi, I don't know how to start this question. It just came to my mind now. I have a single child who is 5 and a half years old. He goes to kindergarten. He plays well with his friends at school and in the community too. Since it's winter time, he is not playing outside and we are at home most of the time. During the school break and weekends, he wants me to play with him all the time. I am happy to play with him and I even make many creative games and activities everyday. He is completely dependent on me and he wants me to sit with him all the time. I just sometime felt bad that he is alone and no siblings. If you have a single child, how do you entertain them and how do you make them independent? I need some inputs from the mommies whose kids are in their teens too. How do your kids feel when they are alone at home? Does the loneliness go away when they grow up? How do you all entertain or engage them at home? Irrespective of ages..looking for some inputs.. Most of my friends (and community neighbors too) have 2 kids and they talk about their kids and their busy schedule all the time. Whenever we meet or talk on phone, they start the conversation like, I am always busy and you are so free and have ur own time when kid goes to school. This sometimes upset me a lot. Many of my community neighbors talk like that. I don't even continue the conversation with them. I just give a smile back. Don't know what to reply. I can understand that life will be tough with 2 kids and they are busy handling them. Still, they can at least talk some general topics with the mommies of single kid. Please share your inputs or thoughts on making kids engage at home please. Thank you.