Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Advice for Raising an Only Child

Here is a delightful video from Good Morning in New Zealand. You have listen a bit harder than usual due to their accent, but their advice on raising an only child is “spot on”! There is nothing earth-shattering or new, but it is a good listen if you are on the fence and/or dealing with […]

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012

141 Only Child Blogs

I just came across an amazing compilation of only child blogs at Kelley’s Korner. I have to say, what a great idea!  I clicked through to about half the blogs listed.  Here is what I found: Several of the blog writers have added another child since October 2011 when this list was published, but most […]

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Monday, April 9th, 2012

Raising Your Only Child Webinar

Parents of only children often worry if their child can be happy and well-adjusted without siblings. In this webinar we will discuss the many myths about only children and explore the research on how only children develop. We will learn strategies which help to avoid spoiling your child, and which help to foster independence and […]

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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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Sunday, July 24th, 2011

The Case for the Only Child

It is finally here!  I was one of the people interviewed for The Case for the Only Child by Susan Newman, PhD.  You have to read it!! It was actually released on June 1, 2011.  I pre-ordered it and got it the first week.  I have been trying to finish it so I could give […]

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