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The Case for the Only Child: Your Essential Guide [NOOK Book]

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Although parenting approaches change, attitudes about only children remain stuck in the past. The negative stereotypes—lonely, selfish, bossy, spoiled, socially maladjusted—make parents think their child will be at a disadvantage when compared to those who grow up with siblings.


The Case for the Only Child debunks the myths, taking into account the many chang­es the nuclear family has experienced in the face of two-family incomes, women who have children later, and the ...

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The Case for the Only Child: Your Essential Guide

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Overview

Although parenting approaches change, attitudes about only children remain stuck in the past. The negative stereotypes—lonely, selfish, bossy, spoiled, socially maladjusted—make parents think their child will be at a disadvantage when compared to those who grow up with siblings.


The Case for the Only Child debunks the myths, taking into account the many chang­es the nuclear family has experienced in the face of two-family incomes, women who have children later, and the economic reality of raising children in our modern world. Combining often-surprising findings with real-life stories, compassionate in­sight, and thought-provoking questions, Dr. Susan Newman provides a guide to help you decide for yourself how to best plan your family and raise a single child.


-Provides fascinating facts and statistics to show the reasons for the rapid risein the number of singletons


-Explores pressure from friends, relatives, and strangers to have a second child . . . and how to deal with it


-Demystifies the realities of raising and being an only child with personal stories and current research


-Explores the highly debated question: Does a child need a sibling?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757391897
  • Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 413 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Newman, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the author of 15 nonfiction books about parenting and issues affecting family life. She taught at Rutgers University and is a featured speaker/workshop facilitator on family life and children's issues. Susan is the author of the classic book Parenting the Only Child and blogs for Psychology Today magazine. Visit the author at susannewmanphd.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Waste of money!

    I was hoping this book would give scientific evidence backing up the choice to have only one child. Unfortunately, this book is nothing but anecdotal quotes from blogs, message boards, etc bashing those that choose to have more children in an effort to console and justify those that choose (or don't have a choice) to have one child. The further into the book I got, the angrier I became. There has to be better resources out there to help with this decision, this book certainly isn't one of them. Please don't waste your money.

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