Susan Newman is a social psychologist who teaches at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. in social psychology and is the author of “Parenting An Only Child” and ten other books including, “Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Everyday” and “It Won’t Happen To Me: True Stories of Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse.” Ms. Newman has a special perspective on only children. In her first marriage she raised her husband’s four children. Those children grew up and left home. After her divorce, Susan remarried and she and her second husband, Richard, had Andrew, their only child. Susan has found the experience of raising Andrew as exciting and rewarding as raising four.
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