Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Only Child Stereotype Perpetuated by a Psychologist?

Only Child Stereotype Perpetuated by a Psychologist? Seriously? Sadly, yes. I try to keep up on the world of only children. I may not blog as much as I would like, but I am constantly learning and filing away tidbits for this blog. I read an article last night about the only child stereotype that really […]

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Friday, July 9th, 2010

Time Magazine – Only Child Myth

I didn’t think I would see the day.  Time Magazine’s July 19th edition (due to hit news stands today) contains a cover story called “The Only Child Myth”.  You can read an excerpt here, but I for one will be buying the issue at my local grocery store. The only child myth started in 1896 […]

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Only Child Overindulgence

We’ve all heard the stereotype…”only children are spoiled.”  Here’s a question for you – are they spoiled because a. they don’t have anyone at home to play with, b. it’s in their genes, or c. when mom and dad feel guilty about not providing a ready-playmate they give them everything they want and more? I […]

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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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