Wir müssen über Kevin reden


Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492958621

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2816

Kurz vor seinem sechzehnten Geburtstag richtet Kevin in der Schule ein Blutbad an. Innerhalb weniger Stunden ist das Leben seiner Familie nicht mehr, wie es war. – Lionel Shriver erzählt aus der Sicht einer Mutter, die sich auf schmerzhafte und ehrliche Weise mit Schuld und Verantwortung, mit Liebe und Verlust auseinandersetzt. Hätte sie ihr Kind mehr lieben sollen? Hätte sie das Unglück verhindern können? Ein höchst aktueller Roman von erschütternder Klarheit und stilistischer Brillanz.

Only Child

A Burke Novel

Author: Andrew Vachss

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 1400040132

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1950

It’s been years since Burke has been home, years since he’s seen his “family” and worked in the underbelly of New York City. Although his appearance has changed, his reputation grown dusty and his wallet thin, his skills and his crew remain razor sharp. So when he is contacted by a mob boss to investigate the murder of his illegitimate daughter, Vonni, Burke takes the job and begins searching for an unspeakably brutal killer. Posing as a casting director looking for tomorrow’s stars, Burke reaches out to the high school students who knew Vonni, and may know the identity of the killer. Before long he unearths a perverse enterprise—a young director pursuing a brutal new type of cinema verité. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The joy of the only child

Author: Ellen Peck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 6443

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that only children are lonely, selfish, spoiled, insecure, and stubborn--that they are either grasping egomaniacs or withdrawn introverts.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.

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: 6523

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, P.h.D.

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757391893

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 8120

Although parenting approaches change, attitudes about only children remain stuck in the past. The negative stereotypes—lonely, selfish, bossy, spoiled, socially maladjusted—make parents think their child will be at a disadvantage when compared to those who grow up with siblings. The Case for the Only Child debunks the myths, taking into account the many chang­es the nuclear family has experienced in the face of two-family incomes, women who have children later, and the economic reality of raising children in our modern world. Combining often-surprising findings with real-life stories, compassionate in­sight, and thought-provoking questions, Dr. Susan Newman provides a guide to help you decide for yourself how to best plan your family and raise a single child. -Provides fascinating facts and statistics to show the reasons for the rapid risein the number of singletons -Explores pressure from friends, relatives, and strangers to have a second child . . . and how to deal with it -Demystifies the realities of raising and being an only child with personal stories and current research -Explores the highly debated question: Does a child need a sibling?

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: 633

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.

Only Child

a Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018

Author: Rhiannon Navin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509855610

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3790

A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018 'Captivating . . . Will appeal to fans of Room, The Lovely Bones and The Fault in Our Stars' – Independent Heartstopping. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming. Compelling, compassionate and powerful, Rhiannon Navin's Only Child is the most heartfelt book you'll read this year. We all went to school that Tuesday like normal. Not all of us came home. When the unthinkable happens, six-year-old Zach is at school. Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, he is too young to understand that life will never be the same again. Afterwards, the once close-knit community is left reeling. Zach's dad retreats. His mum sets out to seek revenge. Zach, scared, lost and confused, disappears into his super-secret hideout to try to make sense of things. Nothing feels right – until he listens to his heart . . . But can he remind the grown-ups how to love again? Narrated by Zach, Only Child is full of heart; a real rollercoaster of a read that will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.

The Only Child

The terrifying thriller that will blow your mind

Author: Andrew Pyper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409149226

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2637

'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

Mother’s Only Child

Author: Anne Bennett

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007355343

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6613

A powerful saga from the author of DAUGHTER OF MINE and DANNY BOY, in which a young girl is forced to give up her true love and marry for security – except that it leads her to danger and heartbreak before she finds happiness.

The Only Child

How to Survive Being One

Author: Jill Pitkeathley,David Emerson

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN: 9780285631489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

View: 7993

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.

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: 2271

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.

An Only Child AND My Father's Son

Author: Frank O'Connor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7943

The first two volumes of O'Connor's autobiography. AN ONLY CHILD is the entrancing story of an Irish childhood and a youthful involvement in the Irish rebellion which leads to internment. In MY FATHER'S SON O'Connor is released after the Civil war to begin a turbulent career as a writer, sharing his life and loves in Dublin with characters as formidable as Yeats and Lennox Robinson.

The Future of Your Only Child

How to Guide Your Child to a Happy and Successful Life

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230610910

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6314

One-child households have doubled over the last two decades, making it one of the fastest-growing family units in America. Expert Carl Pickhardt aids families in understanding the common traits of many adult "onlies"--like shyness, perfection, and intolerance--so that they can better prepare for potential outcomes. He also celebrates the positive qualities of only children and how to encourage characteristics like thoughtfulness, creativity, and ambition. Pickhardt sheds new light on issues that many only-child families encounter, such as: -attachment problems -conflicts between only child and parent -performance anxiety -unusually high personal expectations -feelings of entitlement -dependence -problems with risk-taking With a distinctive focus on long-term effects, this book will help refine and improve daily parenting methods. Parents will welcome these insightful guidelines for the formative influence they wish to provide.

Only Child

Author: Patricia Wallace

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821716731

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 9670

The Only Child

Being One, Loving One, Understanding One, Raising One

Author: Darrell Sifford

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group


Category: Psychology

Page: 221

View: 646

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

Neunzehn Minuten


Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 349295975X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6311

In 19 Minuten kann man das Gras in seinem Vorgarten mähen, die Haare färben oder einen Kuchen backen. Man kann die Wäsche für eine fünfköpfige Familie falten. 19Minuten kostet es, von der Grenze zu Vermont nach Sterling, New Hampshire, zu fahren. In 19Minuten kann man die Welt zum Stillstand bringen oder einfach aus ihr herausfallen. 19Minuten kostet es, Rache zu nehmen. Das hat der 17-jährige Peter Houghton getan. Noch weiß niemand in Sterling, wofür, doch mit diesem unaussprechlichen Akt der Gewalt ist die Welt des kleinen Ortes für immer aus den Angeln gehoben. Josie Cormier, die Tochter der Richterin, hat das Massaker an der Schule überlebt. Sie wäre die beste Zeugin. Aber sie kann sich nicht erinnern, was geschehen ist. Mehr unter: http://www.jodipicoult.de/picoult/ult.de

Only Child

Author: Jesse Osburn

Publisher: Morrow/Avon

ISBN: 9780380780433

Category: Horror tales

Page: 245

View: 9291