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Parenting an Only Child
Author: Susan Newman

ISBN: 9780767906296
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 14 August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.7 x 1.9
Description:
Is it possible to raise a contented only child? Can we be happy with only one child? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes.

In recent years, the number of couples choosing to have one child has risen sharply. Whether it's by choice or fate, having a single child presents unique considerations, opportunities, and advantages. Social psychologist Susan Newman, who has been studying single-child families since the 1980s, shatters the myths of the lonely, spoiled only child, and provides in-depth coverage of the critical issues including:

Making the right family size decision for you

Withstanding the pressure to have another

Maintaining a balance of power in a three-member household

Single-parenting the only child

Setting boundaries with a child who is used to having your undivided attention

Fostering high achievement, creativity, and independence in only children

The effects of having parents, instead of siblings, as role models

Confronting age-old only-child stereotypes

Building family ...

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