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…

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When a child has 24-7 needs, mothers bear the costs ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

An early photo of two of Sheila Jennings’ childrenBy Louise KinrossAs the mom of a son who had severe asthma and a life-threatening immune condition, Sheila Jennings learned firsthand that it was impossible to work outside the home and tend to her child with complex health needs. “My interest in the support rights of mothers of severely disabled children began after I got divorced and set up my law practice while caring for three children,” she says. “My son missed…

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