Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Myths & Truths (from the perspective of an adult only child)

I received an email a few months ago from Alan, an adult only child, who felt my presentation of only child parenting was incomplete.  While I personally feel that having an only child is the best thing for my family and can be a GOOD thing for any family, I do acknowledge that there are […]

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Friday, April 18th, 2008

Only Children have Imaginary Friends

This article will be published in 2 categories – myths and truths.  It is completely dependent on the child whether they will have an imaginary friend or not.  Some singletons have imaginary friends and some children with siblings have imaginary friends.  I have a girlfriend whose 3-year old daughter has an entire imaginary family, mother, […]

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007

#2 Myth – Only Children Don’t Like Playing with Others

Sociologist Judith Blake looked at a group of 6-11 year old boys over the course of several years. She recorded how often they participated in group activities as compared to solitary pursuits. She found that children from 1 and 2-child families spent significantly more time pursuing cultural interests such as music and the arts. They […]

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