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Having an Only Child

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.

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.

The Only Child Costume

Kelly Hirt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kelly Hirt

This Halloween season, I have to be honest and say that I have my own ideas about the costume he could wear. I wished there was an I'm-a-kid-from-a-large-family-costume that would adequately disguise his very real "only child' status. Let me explain.

Sibs Versus Onlies

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 09.07.2013 | Books
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I've always wanted kids and lots of them. I love the chaos and the unpredictability and the large noisy dinners.

Farah L. Miller

9 Surprising Facts About Only Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah L. Miller | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents

I crave attention. I turn unrelated conversations into stories about my own life. Being social is important to me, and I get lonely fairly easily. I...

Is It Selfish To Have An Only Child?

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Parents

By Susan Newman, Ph.D. Within a few months of my son's birth, I was put on the questioning block, "When are you having another?" I heard that almos...