Saturday, August 28th, 2010

They Won’t Have Siblings

Many of us have heard, “but they won’t have siblings.”  My answer is, “so.” I have gone through the myths and sufficiently address why they are incorrect or invalid.  Giving a sibling to your child is NOT a good reason to have another child – I don’t care who you are!  The main “concern” is […]

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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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Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Only Child Success Story #5

This story was submitted by one of my customers at Beaded Royalty, Catherine Filbeck.  Thanks Catherine! As a mother of an only child (my son is 17) I have to say that I agree with everything on this website – especially the mythbusters. My son is extremely social (not the least bit shy), gets along […]

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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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