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You and Your Only Child The Joys, Myths, and Challenges of Raising an Only Child

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ISBN-10: 0060928964

ISBN-13: 9780060928964

Edition: 1998

Authors: Patricia Nachman, Andrea Thompson

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Single-child families are more common than ever before, yet many parents are concerned that they are somehow cheating their child of a "real" family experience. Recent findings, however, suggest that only children are frequently more confident, verbal and quick to learn than children from larger families. In this reassuring and practical book, Dr. Patricia Nachman presents solid, well-supported evidence that the myths surrounding only children are just that -- myths. Drawing on her years of practice as a child psychologist, Nachman offers proven parenting strategies for dealing with a range of issues unique to only child-households, while helping parents build a strong, supportive…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Patricia Nachman is a teaching fellow in graduate psychology at the New School for Social Research and has been widely published in academic journals. She is a mother of an only child and lives in New York City.

Acknowledgments
You and Your Only Child: Introduction and Overview
What's Really Bothering You?: Old Notions, Simmering Emotions, and Other Roadblocks to Peace
One Child ... Not by Choice: When Fate or Circumstance Limits Family Size
The Glorious Sibling? A True Picture: The Positives and Negatives of Brothers and Sisters
Will He Be Spoiled for Life?: Debunking the Myths, Stereotypes, and Bad Press About the Only Child
"He Thinks He's One of the Grown-ups": How a Parent Might Turn Myths into Self-Fulfilling Prophecies (and How to Prevent It)
The Family Triangles, Good and Bad: How to Forge a Healthy Threesome
Keeping the Pressure Off: How to Avoid "Superchild Syndrome"
Roots and Wings: More Ideas on How to Give Your Child Security and Freedom, While Keeping the Pressure Off
A New Look to the American Home: The Only Child in the Single-Parent/Divorced Family
Step-Siblings, Half-Siblings: When Your Only Child Isn't Quite an Only Anymore
Epilogue
Notes
Index