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The Definition Of Child

This word has considerable latitude of meaning in Scripture. Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years of age (Gen. 37:3); and Benjamin is so called when he was above thirty years (44:20). Solomon called hi...

Child - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. 1 2 The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. 1 Child may also de...

Only Child - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

An only child is a person with no siblings, either biological or adopted. In a family with multiple offspring, first-borns may be briefly considered only children and have a similar early family environment, but the term only child is generally ap...

Raising An Only Child

Fifty years ago, when only children represented just 10 percent of all kids under age 18, "onlies" were often thought of as lonely, spoiled, and socially inept. But the tide has turned, and as the number of only children climbs, their place in soc...

Only Child Stereotypes: Fact Vs. Fiction

You have to wonder why, when the U.S. Census reports that the single child family is the fastest growing family unit, people tell you to have another child (or you think you should). Proponents of large or larger families claim your only child wil...

The Dilemma Of The Only Child

Birth order is an interesting, but scientifically weak, phenomenon that attempts to explain how a child manifests the personality characteristics that he or she exhibits. Eischens's paper describes in nice detail the foundations and framework of t...

Only Children: Lonely And Selfish?

CALL me a terrible mother. I have an only child. For now at least, I’m planning to keep it that way, for my happiness and for hers. But the notion that an only child might be a happy one contradicts strong cultural beliefs. According to these, chi...

A Note To Mothers Of Only Children — From An Only Child

I remember being in kindergarten and not understanding why almost every other kid I knew had a sibling. Even my parents had a brother or sister, so why was I different? I used to constantly question my mother on why she chose to stop having childr...

21 Truths About Being An Only Child

1. Whenever you tell people you’re an only child, they skeptically look you up and down before saying something cryptically judgmental and casually insulting, like “Hmm really? You don’t seem like an only child,” or, worse, “Yeah, that makes a lot...

I Wish My Son Wasn't An Only Child

leven years ago, on the floor of my sitting room, I gave birth to my son, William. He was a snub-nosed little creature, with clenched fists and wide eyes, a child who, a decade on, has kept his chubby-cheeked, infant looks. But as William is my on...

Only You: 10 Amazing Things About Being—And Having—An Only Child - Mom.Me

Lonely, Selfish, Maladjusted is an oft-repeated mantra when it comes to only children. Well, as an only child who does not feel as though she fits into those parameters—at least most of the time—I beg to differ! So does Lauren Sandler, a fellow si...

The Only Child: Debunking The Myths

It's a conversation I have most weeks — if not most days. This time, it happens when my 2-year-old daughter and I are buying milk at the supermarket. The cashiers fawn over her pink cheeks and applaud when she twirls for them, and then I endure th...

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The Only Child - Breaking The Myths

We discuss the myths of the only child. Are they truly spoiled, precocious, lonely and overly sensitive? Do they need extra coddling at home and in the classroom ...

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The Benefits Of Being An Only Child

Dr. Sylvia Gearing sets the record straight on the life of an only child. Please make sure to watch Part 2 of this segment - "How To Parent An Only Child.

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Psych Project - Growing Up As An Only Child

By Cara Robinson Sources: Bird, Matt. Pros and Cons of being an only Child. Relating , 11 Jan. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2013. Mellor, Steven. How do only children ...

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