Vol 9 # 1 – “NO MORE STEREOTYPES… PLEASE!”, “MELTDOWN ~ SENSITIVE ONLY CHILD”, Dear Only Child

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“NO MORE STEREOTYPES… PLEASE!”

“MELTDOWN ~ SENSITIVE ONLY CHILD”

Volume 9, Number 1

Interview with Shirley and Steve O’Conner
Shirley and Steve O’Conner are the devoted parents of Charlotte, who is everything they ever hoped for. Having an only child feels both philosophically and physically right to them. Every once in a while a family member or friend will try to plant a seed of doubt, but as longtime practitioners of Yoga, Shirley and Steve know how to keep peace with themselves.

Meltdown
Why are some children more sensitive than others? Why do only children seem to take so much to heart? Is it nature or nurture? Janet Spencer writes about her own personal experiences and what some psychologists think can be done to make life less like a roller coaster for you and your child.

No More Stereotypes … Please!
Stereotyping only children has been around since the beginning of families. Rachel Weinberg shares information about stereotypes that Adrien Mancillas presented in the Journal of Counseling and Development in 2006. Mancillas points out that therapists must understand and correct those stereotypes in order to give families the best treatment possible.

Profile in Courage
Nobel Prize winner, Mario Capecchi is an only child whose inner strength and resourcefulness kept him alive through the Holocaust. He hung on when others would have given up and adapted to a new life without complaining about what he lost.

Dear Only Child
Only Child offers advice and answers your letters.