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The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child: A Guide for Parents and Families
     

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child: A Guide for Parents and Families

by Carolyn White
 

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As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself  overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on

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As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself  overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on the real-life experiences of Carolyn White—editor of Only Child, parent, and educator—and hundreds of interviews with only children and parents of only children, The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child celebrates the special rewards and opportunities of the single-child family and offers a practical (and often humorous) guide for overcoming the most common errors parents can make when rearing an only child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787974848
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
427,046
File size:
272 KB

What People are Saying About This

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“Offers sound and practical advice in areas potentially worrisome and problematic for parents of only children.”—Susan Newman, author, Parenting an Only Child: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only

“A clear and helpful guide to parenting the only child. Carolyn White knows whereof she speaks.”—Carl Pickhardt, author, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Positive Discipline

“As an only child, now raising an only child, I am grateful for the insightful and unique perspective this book offers the reader.”—Ira Wohl, psychotherapist, filmmaker, and winner of an Academy Awardâ for Best Feature Documentary for Best Boy

“A down-to-earth description of the unique dilemmas facing parents of only children. . . . gives only children a voice for their experience.”—Nina Asher, clinical psychologist, child development specialist

“This charming, compassionate guide to raising only children not only grants absolution to parents who have committed one or more or the Seven Sins but also gives practical strategies that offer salvation for the future.”—Nora Malone, head of school, Village School, Pacific Palisades, California

Meet the Author

Carolyn White is editor in chief of Only Child magazine, which has been featured in Time, Newsweek International, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, and on CNN national and international news and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

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