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Resources for parents of only children

Resources for parents of only children

If you're raising an only child, here are some great resources to get you started!

Dr. Jane Annunziata PsyD, Dr. Marc A. Nemiroff PhD, "Why Am I an Only Child?", for ages 4-8.

Nancy Carlson, "Louanne Pig in the Perfect Family", for ages 4-8.


Carl Best, "What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?", for ages 6-12.



Susan Newman, PhD, "The Case for Only Child: Your Essential Guide", for parents.

Susan Newman, PhD - The Only Child Resource Center is a great website for parents of only children from the parent of an only child.


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