Only children have been vilified for more than a century as inevitably selfish, spoiled and lonely. Yet research finds that children without siblings are psychologically quite similar to those with brothers and/or sisters. Today the proportion of only children is increasing. Experts refute the myths about only children and discuss how parents can help children navigate life with no siblings.
- Beth Apone Salamon, Director of Communications, School of Social Work, Rutgers University and an only child
- Lauren Sandler, only child, mother of an only child and author, One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One
- Dr. Susan Newman, psychologist, contributor to Psychology Today magazine and author, Parenting an Only Child