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Vol 8 #2- Parallel Views:Interviews With an Adoptee & an Adoptor, A Hole in One:Golf Sensation Michelle Wie, Strategic Learning:Advice From A Professional Tutor ~ Part I, The Courage To Discipline, Dear Only Child

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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2

“STRATEGIC LEARNING – ADVICE FROM A PROFESSIONAL TUTOR”

“THE COURAGE TO DISCIPLINE”

INTERVIEWS WITH ROBIN NEWMAN & KEVIN COHEN

Many only children are adoptees like Kevin Cohen or are the adoptive parents of an only child like Robin Newman. Kevin and Robin bring different perspectives to the adoption process, but both agree that adopting a child is an exhilarating, sometimes exhausting experience. Adoptive parents and adoptees have needs that can only be adequately addressed by those who truly understand the many ramifications of adoption. Kevin Cohen is doing just that by providing an array of resources in one place through his Adoption Annex in Long Island, New York.

GOLF SENSATION MICHELLE WIE
Michelle Wie is a golf sensation who is able to focus on a number of things at once. This only child’s ferocious talent may someday lead her to be as great or greater than Tiger Woods. She has a passion for the sport and a hunger for excellence that comes from within. While Michelle has certainly been the center of her parents’ attention, and now the world’s, she seems neither spoiled nor demanding, except of herself.

* STRATEGIC LEARNING – ADVICE FROM A PROFESSIONAL TUTOR *
Our only child, Alexis has grown into exactly what we hoped she would become a strong woman who accepts challenges, values family, has a strong ethical code, and believes that she can make a positive difference in people’s lives. For the past four years she has tutored students in many academic areas and helped them achieve their goals with less stress. Their parents have also benefited from learning strategies that focus on organization, time management, and getting kids down to business. Alexis’s article on study skills gives parents of only children important tools to help their kids succeed in school with less friction at home.

* THE COURAGE TO DISCIPLINE *
Disciplining kids, no matter what age, is a tough task. It isn’t pleasant and most of us don’t know how to do it effectively. That’s why Carl Pickhardt’s book, “The Everything Parents’ Guide to Positive Discipline” is so important for parents of only children who may have a tendency to overindulge and give in to their child. Dr. Pickhardt clearly explains how parents can be authoritative without being authoritarian. His practical approach also helps parents understand the difference between being in control without being controlling.

Dear Only Child ~ Off the Net
Only Child offers advice and answers your letters.