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The Case for the Only Child

Author : Susan Newman
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Guides parents--and future parents--through the long list of factors working for and against them while highlighting the many positive aspects of raising and being a singleton. Original.

Only Child

Author : Rhiannon Navin
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“Only Child triumphs. Zach, at only 6 years old, understands more about the human heart than the broken adults around him. His hope and optimism as he sets out to execute his plan will have every reader cheering him on, and believing in happy endings even in the face of such tragedy. . . . Navin manages to make Zach’s voice heartbreakingly believable.”—Ann Hood, The Washington Post “Perfect for fans of Room… a heartbreaking but important novel.” —Real Simple Readers of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will also like this tenderhearted debut about healing and family, narrated by an unforgettable six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the quietest voices speak the loudest. Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child

Author : Carolyn White
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As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on the real-life experiences of Carolyn White—editor of Only Child, parent, and educator—and hundreds of interviews with only children and parents of only children, The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child celebrates the special rewards and opportunities of the single-child family and offers a practical (and often humorous) guide for overcoming the most common errors parents can make when rearing an only child.

The Only Child

Author : Jill Pitkeathley
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What is it like to be an only child, its advantages and disadvantages? How does the experience of being one affect a child's attitudes, relationships and future? Drawing on the experiences of a wide range of 60 only children, this book explains the difficulties they are faced with and how, as adults, they have learnt to cope with these problems. At a time when couples are increasingly limiting their families to one child this book answers a pressing and growing need. It is a book that the parent or partner of an only child will need to understand an only child.

Parenting an Only Child

Author : Susan Newman
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By a child-care authority and mother of an only child, this useful, knowledgeable book provides sound advice on creating an enriching environment that's stimulating and enjoyable for only children and their parents alike.

The Future of Your Only Child

Author : Carl E. Pickhardt
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A practical handbook for single-child families looks at the positive qualities of children raised as "onlies" as well as how to cope with issues that such families often encounter, including attachment problems, conflicts between child and parents, performance anxiety, feelings of entitlement, overly high personal expectations, dependence, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Only Child Experience and Adulthood

Author : B. Sorensen
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This book examines only-child experience in global perspective and offers an insight into the dilemmas and challenges only-children face as adults. Explored from both a social and psychological perspective, it reveals the complexity and multidimensional nature of the private and public worlds of the only-child.

Only Child

Author : Deborah Siegel
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Only children don’t have to share bedrooms, toys, or the backseat of a car. They don’t have to share allowances, inheritances, or their parents’ attention. But when they get into trouble, they can’t just blame their imaginary friends. In Only Child, twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings—the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. In this unprecedented collection, writers like Judith Thurman, Kathryn Harrison, John Hodgman, and Peter Ho Davies reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend’s boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while single-handedly caring for a parent with cancer. They write about the parents who raised them, from the devoted to the dismissive. They describe what it’s like to be an only child of divorce, an only because of the death of a sibling, an only who reveled in it or an only who didn’t. In candid, poignant, and often hilarious essays, these authors—including the children of Erica Jong, Alice Walker, and Phyllis Rose—explore a lifetime of onliness. As adults searching for partners, they are faced with the unique challenge of trying to turn a longtime trio into a quartet. In deciding whether to give junior a sib, they weigh the benefits of producing the friend they never had against the fear that they will not know how to divide their love and attention among multiples. As they watch their parents age, they come face-to-face with the onus of being their family’s sole historian. Whether you’re an only child curious about how your experiences compare to others’, the partner or spouse of an only, a parent pondering whether to stop at one, or someone with siblings who’s always wondered how the other half lives, Only Child offers a look behind the scenes and into the hearts of twenty-one smart and sensitive writers as they reveal the truth about growing up—and being a grown-up—solo. From the Hardcover edition.

The Only Child

Author : Nannie "Nan" Louise Richmond Jeffers
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The Only Child

Author : Carolyn McSparren
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Family Man "The Only Child is beautifully written, wonderfully rich, totally satisfying."—Debra Dixon, award-winning author A Child Is Missing… Logan MacMillan hasn't seen his granddaughter, Dulcy, since the toddler was snatched by her fugitive mother three years ago. Logan never gave up hope of finding her until the moment his private investigator handed him a death certificate for a little girl named Dulcy MacMillan. A Child Is Found! Molly Halliday knows that the death certificate can't be Dulcy's. But Logan doesn't trust her. The woman lives in a fantasy world—she makes dolls for a living! However, Logan has to admit that one of her dolls looks exactly like his computer portrait of Dulcy as a five-year-old. And Molly modeled that doll on a child she saw less than a year ago. Join Logan and Molly as they search for Dulcy—and find much, much more than they bargained for. "The Only Child is beautifully written, wonderfully rich, totally satisfying. What more could a reader want? Carolyn McSparren is a terrific, talented newcomer who has a gift for finding the emotional compass of a story." —Debra Dixon, award-winning author of Bad to the Bone and Doc Holliday