Pierce Brosnan

Environmental and charitable work Pierce Brosnan has been an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland since 2001 and recorded a special announcement to mark the launch of UNICEF’s “Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS” Campaign with Liam Neeson. Brosnan supported John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election and is a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage. Brosnan first became aware of nuclear disarmament at the age of nine when(…)

Eli Broad

Philanthropy Eli and Edythe Broad are the founders of The Broad Foundations,with the mission of advancing entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. In doing this, the foundation focuses on the arts and culture in Southern California, championing the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles, and reforming K-12 public education across the United(…)

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(…)

Mario Capecchi Profile in Courage

by Carolyn White A few months ago a journalist from Newsweek Magazine interviewed me for a story about only-child stereotypes. She wanted to know if it’s true that only children have trouble standing on their own two feet and making it in the real world. As I was talking with the reporter, the story of(…)

Pet of the Month – Siamese – The Big Talker

Your only child is dying for a dog. You think it’s a wonderful idea. You begin to romanticize your child’s relationship with a canine friend. It will be like Timmy and Lassie, Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Then reality bites and you picture pooper-scoopers, midnight walks, and infected ears. But your only child won’t give up(…)

Cooking for Two or Three

Only Child publishes a recipe, tailored for two or three. If you have suggestions or recipes, please feel free to send them. We feel that mealtime is one of the most important times of the day for the only child household. It should be a time to share the events of the day, and listen(…)

Beyond 20/20 Eyesight

by: Richard L. Pozil, o.d., f.o.v.d. & Alan C. Brodney, o.d., f.o.v.d. Nine year old Sally passed the eye screening at school with flying colors, yet she reported that she saw words move around on the page and the print go in and out of focus. Sally was probably told that she had 20/20 eyesight,(…)

Pet of the Month: The Labrador

Pets can be an important part of your only child’s life. Taking care of a pet teaches responsibility and provides companionship. It’s often wonderful if a pet can grow up with your child, so that they become lifelong friends. The affectionate, fun-loving Labrador has a winning personality and makes an excellent family dog. He adores(…)

Is Your Only Child Gifted?

All parents know that their children are “special.” Since every child is a unique creature with special talents and capabilities, it’s perfectly appropriate to include your child among those who are extraordinary, especially if they are only children. After all, only children spend an inordinate amount of time with adults. And, congratulations parents, you do(…)