Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Don’t be a Helicopter Parent!

Foster W. Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay coined and defined the term “helicopter parent” very precisely in a section on “ineffective parenting styles” in their 1990 book Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility. It has since become a common term in the 2000’s as parents attempt to sweep any and all obstacles out of […]

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Missed Opportunity

By K.R. Pinkston “Why do you only have one child? Don’t you know that only children have it harder?” These questions from neighbors and well-meaning friends hurt. They don’t know that I have kept the manufacturers of pregnancy tests in business over the past years. Nevertheless, I do not blame them. After all, my friend […]

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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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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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