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Part 1: Does It Matter If You Are Single with No Kids? | Psychology Today

Part 1: Does It Matter If You Are Single with No Kids? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Among the most popular scare stories about single people with no children is that they will grow old alone: miserable, lonely, and with no one there for them when they are most in need. Like so many other stereotypes about single people, this is a myth. ~By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.

 

[In Dr. DePaulo's case, at least, it is certainly a myth. I've seldom had the pleasure of interviewing a more positive, active and connected person.]

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For Motherhood Alone

No knight in shining armour? What's a single woman with a ticking biological clock to do? Amanda Hooton meets three mums who found their own solution.Kirsty Stead, 38, has dark curly hair, pale freckled skin, and a big laugh. One day in July 2009 she sat down at her computer and began looking for The One. But she wasn't looking for moonlit walks or romantic dinners: what she wanted was what novelist Jeffrey Eugenides calls "the tiny sputter ... the meagre leaven ... indispensable to the grand achievement of having a baby". What she wanted was sperm.

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Interview: Beyond the Nuclear Family

Interview: Beyond the Nuclear Family | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Researchers Bella DePaulo and Robert Milardo explore the importance of collateral kin—aunts, uncles and others in extra-nuclear support systems.
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