Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

In a Bad Economy, Opting for an Only Child

In an effort to be the most comprehensive resource for only child families, I bring you a talkshow that aired on The Takeaway July, 12, 2010.  Guests included psychologist Susan Newman, author of several only child parenting books and Lauren Sandler author of the Time Magazine story The Only Child: Debunking the Myths.

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Monday, October 4th, 2010

My Only Child Trend

Times are a-changing. Take a moment and mentally take a walk through your child’s class (if they are in school). You may not know each of them personally, but try to list the ones who are only children. I think you will be surprised. If you can’t do it yourself, ask the teacher. I went […]

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

What to Say When…

…people ask “aren’t you going to have another child?” First of all, a more important question – why do people feel they can ask such a personal question and then press their less-than-subtle opinion on us?   If you are the parent of an only child, you have heard the question before.  It is easier […]

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007

The Only Child Trend

The times are changing. Trends are shifting from the days when a family with 6 children was the norm. These days it is much more common to see families with 1-3 children. Consider these statistics: In 1972, 56% of people polled thought 3 or more children was ideal. In 1998, only 39% felt the same […]

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