Only Child


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A child with no siblings, either biological or adopted. Despite years of research, large amounts of data and opposing theories, there is little evidence to suggest that only children are maladjusted.
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At the only child seat checkup Alexandria held in 1997, they checked 71 restraints.
The facts are clear: You can raise an only child to be healthy, productive, loving human beings.
However, the opposite also can be true: Some parents may give too much attention and love to an only child, and so develop a narcissistic and selfish child.
I had a lot of problems as an only child, a child whose parents were divorced at a time when divorce was very rare, and this made me a particular oddity.
It's very difficult for children to be the only child of color in a class," Griffin points out.
Individual children - particularly the youngest of a brood, or an only child - are given too much adult attention, and become afraid of being left alone.