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Party of Three: Why We’re Only Having One Child at Babble

Party of Three: Why We’re Only Having One Child at Babble | The Only Child | Scoop.it
For Brian Gresko, quality of life trumps quantity of kids.
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One Child Guilt (OCG)

One Child Guilt (OCG) | The Only Child | Scoop.it
Haha this is classic to me, but it's so weird when you get that feeling. The first time I got the OCG's (Only Child Guilts) was when I was standing in line at the supermarket check out, and in front...
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10 Reasons Why I Shouldn't Have Another Baby

10 Reasons Why I Shouldn't Have Another Baby | The Only Child | Scoop.it
10. I got the whole beautiful healthy baby deal right the first time.  9.  I sometimes completely ignore my little one.  I smile and nod my head while I  type away on my laptop or look over her head at the television.  Is she talking to me right now?
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There are some very valid reasons for having an only child in this post.

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Parents Place: Raising an Only Child

Parents Place: Raising an Only Child | The Only Child | Scoop.it
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I've had many of the questions in this article. It is funny how people always assume you must want more than one child, when some people are quite hapy with an only.

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Going solo: the shrinking face of the family - Telegraph

Going solo: the shrinking face of the family  - Telegraph | The Only Child | Scoop.it
The only child is a growing phenomenon all over the world. But is the China syndrome desirable for parents and offspring?
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Only child families are becoming more prevalent, but is this good for society? This is an interesting discussion and one which I think we do need to address.

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10 Things You Only Do With Your First Child

10 Things You Only Do With Your First Child | The Only Child | Scoop.it
I took my first child to every free play group/ library hour I could find. I would eagerly sing ‘Five Little Monkeys’ and feign interest when another mom talked about how ‘gifted’ her kid was.
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'Being an only child, I felt like a foreigner'

'Being an only child, I felt like a foreigner' | The Only Child | Scoop.it
Half of UK families now have just one child. But when Sabine Durrant was growing up, only children like her were seen as weird.
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An interesting first person piece on being an only child. 

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What nobody tells you about... being an only child

What nobody tells you about... being an only child | The Only Child | Scoop.it
What's it like being an only child? The Daily Shift's Roisin Peddle spills the beans...  Irish people, traditionally, have always had large families. Growing up as an only child in the 90s, I was s...
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I love this first person insight into the ups and downs of being an only child. 

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10 ways to raise a community minded childVillage Voices

10 ways to raise a community minded childVillage Voices | The Only Child | Scoop.it
10 ways to raise a community minded child - raise a child that makes a difference. A community minded child is more resilient and confident
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I think this is so important to do if you are raising an only child who doesn't necessarily have to share and do things for others like a child with siblings might.

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