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  • Is it Fair to Have an Only Child?

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    Are only children doomed to a life of selfishness or loneliness? Should parents have another child in order to provide a sibling for their first child? What are the myths about only children? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One.

     

    + Highlights of the show (click to expand)

    • What are the myths surrounding having only one child?
    • Where did these myths come from?
    • Is there any support in the research for only children being lonely, selfish, or burdened?
    • How can parents of only children deal with “sibling envy”?
    • Is it fair for an only child to have the sole burden of caring for their aging parents?
    • Are there real differences as measured in research between only children and those raised with siblings?
    • Are only children more likely to have only children? Less likely?
    • Is it selfish on the part of parents who choose to have only one?
    • Tips for raising only children.

     

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    Show originally aired in 2014.

    15/02/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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