Only Child

A novel

Author: Rhiannon Navin

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524733369

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4994

“Perfect for fans of Room… a heartbreaking but important novel.” —Real Simple Readers of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will also like this tenderhearted debut about healing and family, narrated by an unforgettable six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the quietest voices speak the loudest. Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.

The Only Child

Being One, Loving One, Understanding One, Raising One

Author: Darrell Sifford

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group


Category: Psychology

Page: 221

View: 3393

Drawing on numerous case studies, the author explores what it means to be an only child, from both the child's and the parent's perspectives, offering many new insights

The Only Child

Author: Guojing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0553497049

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5865

Like Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Raymond Briggs's The Snowman, this gorgeous and imaginative 100-page graphic picture book is utterly transporting and original. A little girl—lost and alone—follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But . . . home and family are very far away. How will she get back there? In this magnificently illustrated—and wordless—masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy.

Parenting an Only Child

The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only

Author: Susan Newman

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767909402

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 8936

By a child-care authority and mother of an only child, this useful, knowledgeable book provides sound advice on creating an enriching environment that's stimulating and enjoyable for only children and their parents alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Case for the Only Child

Your Essential Guide

Author: Susan Newman

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757315518

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 1828

Guides parents--and future parents--through the long list of factors working for and against them while highlighting the many positive aspects of raising and being a singleton. Original.

Only Child

Author: Jesse Osburn

Publisher: Morrow/Avon

ISBN: 9780380780433

Category: Horror tales

Page: 245

View: 7878

The Only Child

How to Survive Being One

Author: Jill Pitkeathley,David Emerson

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN: 9780285631489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

View: 343

Addressing the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child, this consideration discusses how growing up in a single-child family affects a child’s attitudes, relationships, and future. The study draws on the experiences of a wide range of children without siblings, exploring the difficulties they are faced with and how, as adults, they have learned to cope with these problems. At a time when couples are increasingly limiting their families to one son or daughter, this survey answers a pressing and growing need, making it essential for any parent or partner of an only child.

One and Only

The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One

Author: Lauren Sandler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451626967

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 2290

A prominent journalist, only child, and mother of an only child presents a case in support of one-child family life, offering perspectives on how single-child families can benefit the economy and environment while promoting child and parent autonomy.

Only Child

Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing Up Solo

Author: Deborah Siegel,Daphne Uviller

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307409996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7544

Only children don’t have to share bedrooms, toys, or the backseat of a car. They don’t have to share allowances, inheritances, or their parents’ attention. But when they get into trouble, they can’t just blame their imaginary friends. In Only Child, twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings—the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. In this unprecedented collection, writers like Judith Thurman, Kathryn Harrison, John Hodgman, and Peter Ho Davies reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend’s boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while single-handedly caring for a parent with cancer. They write about the parents who raised them, from the devoted to the dismissive. They describe what it’s like to be an only child of divorce, an only because of the death of a sibling, an only who reveled in it or an only who didn’t. In candid, poignant, and often hilarious essays, these authors—including the children of Erica Jong, Alice Walker, and Phyllis Rose—explore a lifetime of onliness. As adults searching for partners, they are faced with the unique challenge of trying to turn a longtime trio into a quartet. In deciding whether to give junior a sib, they weigh the benefits of producing the friend they never had against the fear that they will not know how to divide their love and attention among multiples. As they watch their parents age, they come face-to-face with the onus of being their family’s sole historian. Whether you’re an only child curious about how your experiences compare to others’, the partner or spouse of an only, a parent pondering whether to stop at one, or someone with siblings who’s always wondered how the other half lives, Only Child offers a look behind the scenes and into the hearts of twenty-one smart and sensitive writers as they reveal the truth about growing up—and being a grown-up—solo. From the Hardcover edition.

Keys to Parenting the Only Child

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812097696

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

View: 6824

Outlines the benefits and drawbacks of raising an only child, and gives tips on raising a well-balanced and properly socialized child

The joy of the only child

Author: Ellen Peck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 7926

Author Ellen Peck here explodes the popular myth that only children are lonely, selfish, spoiled, insecure, and stubborn--that they are either grasping egomaniacs or withdrawn introverts. She shows that they actually tend to be friendly, affectionate, happy, responsible, sociable, and industrious. Sure, she says, only children sometimes report that they were lonely children, but then children in large families often feel that way too. The mere presence of brothers and sisters is no guarantee against loneliness, or any of the other problems often attributed to only children. And as for the parents, new studies show that they tend to find parenting more pleasurable than do couples with more than one child. They frequently feel less financial strain, less physical and emotional wear and tear, and they have more time to spend on their own development and on the development of their relationship--they may even be more relaxed and have a better sense of humor. --From publisher description.

The Only Child

Myths and Reality

Author: Ann Laybourn

Publisher: Unipub

ISBN: 9780114951245

Category: Emotions in children

Page: 163

View: 8687

Examines the only-child myths in the light of research findings and suggests that far from being spoiled, lonely or unhappy, only-children grow up to be as happy and well adjusted as anyone else. This work brings the research findings to the attention of parents and professionals.

The Only Child

The terrifying thriller that will blow your mind

Author: Andrew Pyper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409149226

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2339

'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' DAILY MAIL A psychotic patient with two impossible claims. A leading forensic psychiatrist on the edge. It's not just Dr. Dominick's career that's in danger... Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country's most dangerous psychotics. But today's client - a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime - struck her as different from the others, despite the two impossible claims he made. First, that he is more than two hundred years old and personally inspired Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson in creating the three novels of the nineteenth-century that define the monstrous in the modern imagination. Second, that he's her father. To discover the truth behind her client, Dr. Dominick must embark on a journey that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life. Taut, terrifying and impossible to put down, The Only Child is perfect for fans of Lauren Beukes and Stephen King. Praise for Andrew Pyper: 'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' - DAILY MAIL 'A smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving novel' - GILLIAN FLYNN, author of Gone Girl 'Pyper is a master architect of dread' - LAUREN BEUKES, author of The Shining Girls 'Genuinely terrifying' - SJ WATSON, author of Before I Go To Sleep 'Readers will undoubtedly make comparisons to Stephen King' LIBRARY JOURNAL

The Future of Your Only Child

How to Guide Your Child to a Happy and Successful Life

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403984174

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 2906

A practical handbook for single-child families looks at the positive qualities of children raised as "onlies" as well as how to cope with issues that such families often encounter, including attachment problems, conflicts between child and parents, performance anxiety, feelings of entitlement, overly high personal expectations, dependence, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

We're Three

A Story about Families and the Only Child

Author: Vivian Cameron-Gallo

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425172156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 22

View: 3023

Not since the three bears has there been a children's story about the family of three or the only child. This interactive book is designed for all families to enjoy.

My Brother Was An Only Child

Author: Jack Douglas

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786257882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 9137

“My Brother Was an Only Child” was Jack Douglas’ very first humour book, having written for famous radio and television celebrities such as Jack Paar, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante, as well as TV shows such as “Adventures of Harriet and Ozzie”, “The George Gobel Show”, and “Laugh-In”. It perfectly captures the sense of humour prevalent in this era and is as refreshing and side-splittingly funny now as it was then.

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child

A Guide for Parents and Families

Author: Carolyn White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787974846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2391

As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on the real-life experiences of Carolyn White—editor of Only Child, parent, and educator—and hundreds of interviews with only children and parents of only children, The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child celebrates the special rewards and opportunities of the single-child family and offers a practical (and often humorous) guide for overcoming the most common errors parents can make when rearing an only child.

The Future of Your Only Child

How to Guide Your Child to a Happy and Successful Life

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403984174

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 5243

A practical handbook for single-child families looks at the positive qualities of children raised as "onlies" as well as how to cope with issues that such families often encounter, including attachment problems, conflicts between child and parents, performance anxiety, feelings of entitlement, overly high personal expectations, dependence, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Only Son

Author: Kevin O'Brien

Publisher: Pinnacle

ISBN: 0786039876

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9762

Every parent’s worst fear has become her reality… SOME LIES It only takes a minute for Amy McMurray to run from her car to the cash machine. That brief, unforgivable minute is enough time for her infant son to be snatched from the back seat and for Amy’s family, her marriage, and her peace of mind to be shattered beyond repair. ARE TOO CLOSE To everyone who meets him, Carl Jorgenson seems an exemplary single father. His son, Sam, is bright, considerate, and devoted to his dad. Only Carl knows about Sam’s real identity and about his own unthinkable crime. TO BE SEEN One careless slip, one chance meeting is all it will take for the devastating truth to be revealed. Sam is growing up, asking questions, increasingly suspicious that the life he believes in is a lie. But with that knowledge comes dread. Because when someone has risked everything to create a family, how far will they go to protect it? “A fast-paced, powerful novel.” --Seattle Post Intelligencer