You and your Only Child

You and your Only Child

The Joys, Myths, and Challenges of Raising An Only Child

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A family therapist and a former child-care editor for McCall's magazine offer reassurance for parents of only children, explode stereotypes about only children, and give advice on how best to raise an only child.

In her experience as a family therapist, Dr. Nachman has found that parents of only children need two things: reassurance that they have not handicapped their child by choosing to raise him alone and specific information on how best to raise an only child. This perceptive book addresses both these needs. The chapters include: "What's Really Bothering You?" which explains how to deal with society's concept of an "ideal" multichild family; "Will He Be Spoiled for Life?" which dissects the stereotypes; "He Sits With Us: He Thinks He's One of the Grown-ups," which offers advice on how to stop turning only-child myths into self-fulfilling prophecies; "Keeping the Pressure Off," which discusses avoiding the "superchild syndrome"; and "A New Look at the American Home," which offers advice for the only child in a single-parent/divorced family.

Blackwell North Amer
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. This reassuring and practical book offers a positive model for parents of only children. Patricia Nachman explodes many of the most prevalent and destructive myths about only children and gives parents the guidance they need to avoid common pitfalls. Dr. Nachman presents solid, well-supported evidence that the myths surrounding only children are just that - myths. The mass of professional research on thousands of children over the years attests to this fact: Only children do just fine!
Drawing on her firsthand knowledge as the parent of an only child, as well as on her years of practice as a child psychologist, Nachman offers proven parenting strategies while helping parents build a strong, supportive relationship with their child.

& Taylor

Offers reassurance for parents of only children, explodes stereotypes about only children, and gives advice on how best to raise an only child

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1997
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060173319
Branch Call Number: 649.102 Na 1997
Characteristics: vii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Andrea


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