You’ve Got to Have Friends

All kids have special friends, but only kids often form attachments to other children that are deeper, more lasting and complex than most childrens’ friendships with one another. Friends often take the place of siblings for only kids. Some only children make friends in nursery school that last forever. One only child met her best(…)

It’s “Empty Nest” time.

This is the time of the year when parents of only children have to let go. Although we have written about this very emotional time in the only child household in the past, Amy Dickinson’s, Ask Amy syndicated advice column puts it in clear perspective. Dear Amy: My daughter recently left for college, and I am having a(…)

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate is the spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day, which raises millions of dollars for breast cancer education and research. After being diagnosed with having breast cancer, she appeared on the Stand Up To Cancer telethon. A Day Made Better Adopt-A-Classroom Dizzy Feet Foundation Entertainment Industry Foundation Free Arts for Abused Children Motion Picture and Television(…)

Long Distance Care Giving

From a distance: constructing a safety net for parents of adult only children. We have received many letters from adult only children who live far from their parents. While there are a number of concerns, those that emerge as primary include handling financial issues, (everything from helping parents deal with Medicare and supplemental insurance, to(…)

Sleep-Away Camp

Camping Out Sleep-away camp is a great idea. At first. Your only child had friends who went last summer and had such an awesome time they convinced your kid that he would love the great outdoors too. For months you and your offspring devoured glossy camp brochures. You fantasized about riding horses, canoeing, rafting, swimming,(…)