Behavioral Economics

Growing Up Without Siblings: Adult Only Children Speak Out – Parents Article

Source: Gabriel Silverio/Unsplash People are having fewer children, and increasingly more only children. Nonetheless, those contemplating the one-child family ask themselves: Will my child be lonely? Am I cheating my only child? Is it fair for my child to be solely responsible for us as we age and may need care? These are legitimate concerns, but as research and adults who grew up as only children tell us, parents need not worry so much. Adult Only Children Have Their Say When I wrote Is…

Read More

Millennials Are Not “Running Out of Time” to Have Kids – Parents Article

Source: RawPixel/Pexels Guest post by Cristina Schreil. It’s no secret that older generations reached certain family-planning milestones much earlier than Millennials. For instance, getting married and having babies in one’s twenties was once seen as proper timing. That’s not the case with Millennials. Researchers at the Urban Institute found that “between 2007 and 2012 … birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than 15 percent.” As I noted in my last post on Millennials, we are doing things…

Read More

10 Ways to Be a Happier Mother – Parents Article

Source: Magdelana-Smolnika/Unsplash One of my step-daughters is and has been my role model for how to live and more specifically, how to be a mother. She raised her children in an easy-going manner: her parenting style is high on humor, but low on perfection and the overachievement-geared forces that drive parents today. And, she’s happy. Whenever I ask her how she did it, she shrugs her shoulders. It’s as if to say that she’s like all other mothers. But most…

Read More