The Only Child: How to Survive Being One

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Addressing the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child, this consideration discusses how growing up in a single-child family affects a child’s attitudes, relationships, and future. The study draws on the experiences of a wide range of children without siblings, exploring the difficulties they are faced with and how, as adults, they have learned to cope with these problems. At a time when couples are increasingly limiting their families to one son or daughter, this survey answers a pressing and growing...

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Overview

Addressing the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child, this consideration discusses how growing up in a single-child family affects a child’s attitudes, relationships, and future. The study draws on the experiences of a wide range of children without siblings, exploring the difficulties they are faced with and how, as adults, they have learned to cope with these problems. At a time when couples are increasingly limiting their families to one son or daughter, this survey answers a pressing and growing need, making it essential for any parent or partner of an only child.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780285631489
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 989,274
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Pitkeathley is a Baroness in the House of Lords and the former director of the Carers National Association in the UK. She is the author of Age Gap Relationships, Cassandra and Jane, and Dearest Cousin Jane. David Emerson is currently the chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations in the UK. He is a former actor, lecturer, and rural community worker.

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