Parenting - Emotions | 1-9 yrs

How To Raise A Happy Single Child


Just like becoming a parent is a choice, deciding on the number of children you wish to have is also a choice. While some parents prefer having a second child as they believe that the first child shouldn’t be lonely, some prefer having just one child.

According to an article titled, How to raise a happy single child, published in The Times of India (TOI) online, one of the main reasons parents choose to have a single child is finance. In the same article, Psychologist Anjali Chhabria reasons, "With the exceedingly expensive life we lead today, starting a family can be challenging by itself. Having a single child has become more of a compulsion than a choice for many. For those who have a choice, a single child can have both advantages and disadvantages."

So, if you have decided to raise a single child, do not worry, as child counsellor Sunayna Chatterjee mentions in the TOI article, "Single kids generally excel in whatever they do because of the undivided attention and financial resource for better education."

If you don’t believe that, take inspiration from some of these famous celebrities who belong to the single child league – Leonardo DiCaprio, Adele, and Shah Rukh Khan!

To know more about how you can raise a happy single child, read through the ClipBook below, which is a curation of useful links on the topic.


Raising A Single Child

Parenting just one child has its own joys and difficulties. A small family differs dramatically from a large one and, consequently, comes with an entirely different set of challenges and rewards. Here are some strategic guidelines to parenting a s...

How To Raise A Happy Single Child

Having a single child has become more of a compulsion than a choice for many. For those who have a choice, a single child can have both advantages and disadvantages. Having a single child means you can give undivided time and love to your child.

8 Important Parenting Tips For Bringing Up A Single Child

As a parent, learn ways to ensure that your child does not become the “stereotypical only child” and grow up to be as responsible as children with siblings. Here are few important tips for bringing up a single child.

Are Siblings A Must For Childhood Happiness?

Today, many parents are opting for just one child, and new research is challenging long-held assumptions that siblings are a must for a happy childhood. In fact, some researchers and authors are making a convincing case that children are actually ...

An Only Child: The Pros And Cons

Being an only child has got its fair share of blessings. The single children are achievers on their own. They have more liberty and ability to make their decisions. Also, the single child has many advantages and disadvantages. This article lists ...

Top 10 Benefits Of Being A Single Child

There are a lot of advantages of having or being an only child. You receive the undivided love and care of your parents, you do not have to bear a competitive sibling and you do not have to compete with anyone to become your parent’s favorite. Her...

Single Parenting Tips For Raising An Only Child

Whether you are a mom or a dad, being a single parent can be a great deal. Here are some single parenting tips for raising an only child.

More for you