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There are surprisingly few British books for parents who have - or are wondering whether to have - an only child. Yet as the birth rate declines, and there are more and more one-child families, the issue is becoming increasingly important. This is not a simple 'how to' book, but brings together the accumulated wisdom of over 300 parents who have thought about the best ways to accept - or celebrate - that they have an only child, and the best ways to live with their child. Their thoughts are often complex, subtle and moving. The book deals with every aspect of the experience - from the parents' point of view. It does not give bland reassurances, but does offer positive stories, as well as more problematic ones, based on completed questionnaires from parents of differing ages, genders, ethnic backgrounds and social classes, also drawing on some in-depth interviews. It addressed the concerns of parents who are able to - or choose to - have only one child. By reading other people's accounts, we can feel less alone, and more able to reflect on our own feelings.
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