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,(…)

Separation Anxiety

By Carl Pickhardt Ph.D. Because parents and only children are so tightly bonded and mean so much to each other, separation can cause fears on both sides of the relationship. Typically, when parents think about separation, the anxiety that comes to mind has to do with learning to tolerate distance and absence from each other,(…)

Volume 9 #3

Interview with Larry Mantle When Larry Mantle talks, Los Angeles listens. When Angelenos listen, they are entertained, informed, intrigued, and stimulated. Larry has been the host of KPCC’s AirTalk since 1985, the longest running daily talk program in the Los Angeles market. Larry is an eminently charming only child who possesses a global intelligence. He(…)

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Guests choosing to vacation at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific can stay at the No.1 Top Hotel in Mexico for Families as ranked by Trip Advisor. Guests will enjoy spacious family rooms and activities from sailing and archery to the flying trapeze and salsa lessons. For a more relaxing experience, couples can dine at one of three restaurants, sip on cocktails(…)

Departure Anxiety

By Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D. How does one deal with the decline and death of parents? Frequently only children don’t feel lonely until they have to deal with their parents’ declining health, disabling disease, and death. As this earthly separation approaches or occurs, the only child can fear the experience of being left alone without the(…)

Larry Mantle

When Larry Mantle talks, Los Angeles listens. When Angelenos listen, they are entertained, informed, intrigued, and stimulated. Larry has been the host of KPCC’s AirTalk since 1985, the longest running daily talk program in the Los Angeles market. Larry is an eminently charming only child who possesses a global intelligence. He has a unique ability(…)

Jessica Bendinger

Hollywood powerhouse screenwriter/director/producer – and only child – Jessica Bendinger (Stick It, Bring It On) recently added another title to her credits: author. Her young adult novel The Seven Rays – a paranormal coming-of-age story that delves into love, friendship, family, and the supernatural. Jessica has what she calls a “coming of consciousness” theme in(…)

SHIRLEY & STEVE O’CONNOR

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(…)

JUST THE “ONE”

Jennifer Niesslein, Editor at Large ~ Co-founder of Brain, Child magazine, and her husband have one child. “It’s not something I make a fuss over because, to be honest, we don’t have big reasons, philosophical, environmental or medical, for holding the line at one kid. Also, when you make the decision not to do something,(…)