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'My Only Child Can't Make Friends And I'm So Frustrated I Want To Move'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

This topic is close to my heart because I am an only child and struggled with feeling lonely. Unlike your daughter, I was very shy and so would never have just run over to another child's house to hang out. It is great that your daughter is extroverted, and I understand that you are anxious that her spirit and social nature will be crushed if other children continue to reject her.

Please Don't Ask Me When I'm Having Another Child

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

Every woman who has only one child has a reason why she has only one child and she may not want to share it with you. It may just be too painful or too personal. Whether it's by choice or due to a medical condition or financial situation, please don't ask.

Living With Secondary Infertility

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

As a parent living with secondary infertility, I know how fortunate I am to have a smart, funny, all-around-awesome child. I also know the beauty of watching a young child learn and grow. I long to have that experience again with another child.

The Sad Part About Having Siblings

Celeste Erlach | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Celeste Erlach

I already know having two children is going to be twice as much work. Perhaps more. But what I didn't think about was where I would find the time or the energy to meet both their demands and needs. Right now, my son takes up all my time, all my energy. Where do I get more?

How I Work At Trying to Be With My 11 Year old

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I happened to sit next to a worried looking mother at Star Bucks only to find her wanting some conversation. She was a block away from her eleven-year...

Here's Proof Only Children Aren't Actually Spoiled Brats

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Psychologist Granville Stanley Hall once (wrongly) said that being an only child "is a disease in itself." Only children are subject to a bad reputat...

'Murder in the First' Actor Raphael Sbarge Is in a Comic Book! -- Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Sbarge: "Steampunk is a style and an aesthetic. The look is a combination of industrial revolution and Victorian times, along with modern technology, and is often referred to as Neo-Victorian. It has a huge worldwide audience and Lantern City will be the newest flag bearer for this very cool genre."

9 Tips For The Newly Single From The Finally Married

Treva Brandon | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Treva Brandon

I learned a lot on my 51-year journey as a single woman. Life lessons I gleaned in the happiest of times, and in the darkest days.

Teen Netflix Actress Hailey Sole on Being an Only Child

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Hailey Sole has a great smile. She really is the All American Girl. Which is kind of perfect considering she's in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

An Open Letter to Baby Number Two

Kimberly Zapata | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Kimberly Zapata

There are days I think about you, baby number two. I wonder what sex you'll be and what color eyes you'll have, and I wonder if I will ever see them.

It's None of Your Business How Many Kids I'm Having

Tina Donvito | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

Asking the question presumes a lot. It presumes that the woman is not currently pregnant. It presumes that she is not currently experiencing a miscarriage. It presumes that she's not experiencing postpartum depression and is emotionally ready for more children.

Ads, Please Stop Hating on Mothers of Onlies

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

The message that parents get "real" after having multiple children is condescending to parents of onlies and sad for children who are not firstborns.

The Loaded Question It's So Hard For Me To Answer

Krista Pelton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Krista Pelton

We can separately have children, just not with each other. You have to really love your spouse to hear that kind of news.

In Defense of the Only Child (Or Not)

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Erin Mantz

As I get older, I realize I've given my sons a gift by having both of them. They'll have each other as they go through all the ups and downs of life, even if the day-to-day fights over Nike socks and television shows doesn't seem so wonderful now.

Is It Selfish to Only Have One Child?

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

I'm reluctant to have another baby. I selfishly want to prolong a period of time when I don't have to speak to my son in half-sentences with a quarter of my attention all while trying to race across the living room to keep the baby from killing himself on the edge of the coffee table.

What I Missed By Not Having Grandparents

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

By the time my 40-something year-old mother gave birth to me, I was already down to just two living grandparents -- and one of them was in a home for the aged.

Why Having An 'Only' Suits Me Just Fine

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Out of the blue last weekend, apropos of basically nothing I could immediately ascertain, my 7-year-old announced that he wanted a brother.

5 Things Not To Say To Parents Of An Only Child

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's visit some of the most frequent comments made to parents of "only children" and then we will have some fun with some responses that are intended to leave everyone feeling intact.

Why I'm Glad My Kid's Not An Only Child

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

When I'm faced with parents considering having only one child, I try to say the right things. True things.

Only Child Week

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

It wasn't that we didn't know our daughter. It was that Only Child Week gave us a chance to bring her into sharp focus, without the distractions of work and school and French horn practice and babysitting commitments.

What Parents Really Need To Hear From Each Other

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

If you just take a moment, you can put yourself in my shoes. We're all mothers, and we can do that for each other. At least that. We can relate.

Notes From a Default 'Feminist'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.

Tips for Parents Suffering From the 'Only Child Syndrome'

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

I had a very difficult pregnancy and felt that I couldn't handle another child without sacrificing my marital and personal happiness. I don't feel any guilt about the decision; it's the right one for our family.

I Finally Understand Why I Don't Want Another Baby

Andrea Meyer | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

I do still wish, more than anything, that I had two children: Aidan and Nina. But now I know that longing for the daughter I lost does not mean I want a replacement.

Martha Stewart's Big Regret (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | Home

After all that she's accomplished, what's Martha Stewart's biggest regret? "I would say that I didn't have enough children," Martha says. "I have o...