One and Done
The Guide to Raising a Happy and Thriving Only Child
Only doesn't mean lonely. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and even a family with only one child is full to bursting. But each family is unique, and learning how to raise an only child can seem daunting.
As a licensed social worker, the mother of an only child, and an only child herself, Rebecca Greene is an expert in the stigmas and stereotypes that surround an only child, and she knows that caring for an only child is a complex endeavor, no matter how you came to be one and done. This comprehensive guidebook will explore the reasons why a family might have an only child, discuss the benefits of having an only child, debunk the stigmas of only children, and provide tips and techniques for creating a happy environment and community for your only child. It covers what to do when your only child is lonely, how to develop new traditions, how to plan meaningful trips, how to choose the ideal neighborhood, and more!
Packed with research, first-hand accounts, and tried-and-true methods and activities, One and Done: The Guide to Raising a Happy and Thriving Only Child is the ultimate resource for raising a thriving only child.
About this Author
Rebecca Greene, MSW, LMSW, is an author and licensed social worker. She is an only child raising an only child and has a unique, insider's perspective about the many different angles and benefits of raising an only. She writes self-help/parenting books and also children's books about social-emotional skills and overcoming challenges.
Rebecca is the author of the award-winning children's book, My Perfect Cupcake. She has also written The Teenagers' Guide to School Outside the Box and Law School for Dummies. Her second children's picture book, Very Virginia, will be published in November 2021.
Rebecca grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and now lives in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She lives with her husband, young son, and two Cornish Rex cats. When she's not writing or leading social skills groups, you can find Rebecca looking for shells at the beach, cheering on her son at his soccer and ice hockey games, volunteering in the community, and leading local book clubs. You can learn more about Rebecca's books through her website at www.rebeccagreeneauthor.com
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