Tuesday July 14, 2020

Parenting rollercoaster: Only children don’t fit the stereotype

Parents of only children have to put up with a certain amount of stereotyping, as many people assume a certain amount of selfishness on their part, and that the child will be ‘spoilt’.

23rd February, 2008

Parents of only children have to put up with a certain amount of stereotyping, as many people assume a certain amount of selfishness on their part, and that the child will be ‘spoilt’.

For the couple that has, for whatever reason, made the decision to limit their family to just one child, these comments are hurtful and intrusive.

Research suggests that only children are no more spoilt than other children, and do not...

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