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As the grandmother of an only child, I read the book to gain insight for myself.
I agree with other commenters who've said that it's mostly a book about making the choice (or coming to peace with not having a choice) to have only one child.
In particular her parenting tips for raising our six-year-old seem to be working really well.
The book is easy to read, the author keeps an active voice. I've skipped many chapters since they didn't apply to me. I'm not a single father, I know I want just one child. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Forrest
This book was fantastic! I am the mother of an only child and have a difficult time finding ANY information about only children, especially parenting. Read morePublished 18 months ago by HalloweenLady1031
Got this book for my daughter who is having problems with her only child. The book offers many suggestions as to how to
deal with the numerous behavior problems the "only... Read more
I wanted this book to be so much better than it was. I have one daughter, 16 months, and we are seriously considering making her our only. Read morePublished on August 4, 2012 by RK
I'm often reluctant to purchase these psychology books because they're so poorly written, take 30 pages to say what can be said in 1 paragraph, ramble, and have few words of wisdom... Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by Alexanola
This title and synopsis is misleading. Most of the book is to help parents decide if having one child is right for them. Read morePublished on December 21, 2010 by Alison
This is an okay read. I agree with other commenters who've said that it's mostly a book about making the choice (or coming to peace with not having a choice) to have only one... Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by Jennifer C. Smith
Well, I don't recommend this book. It jumps all over the place and the research is not clear. It just picks and chooses a few nice stories. Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by famousCook
Sadly, this has got to be the most boring, poorly written, least inspired, parenting book I have yet to come across. Read morePublished on December 16, 2008 by Kali