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Your Help Needed for Book on Single Child Families

Call for Interviews: Adult only-children, parents of an only child, or parents who have one child and are debating about having more.

Lauren Sandler, a writer working on a book about the rise of one-child families, would like to speak with you about your personal experiences in a one-child family. Lauren is an only child who has only one child (a daughter, age 3), and she is looking for across-the-board examples from around the world: rural and urban, religious and secular, mainstream and counter-cultural, of all races, ethnicities, orientations, education levels, and economic means. It would be especially helpful to hear from members of underreported communities. You can read her article on the topic in a recent issue of TIME here.

If you are interested, please contact Lauren at laurenosandler@gmail.com.

Melanie Mayo-Laakso


Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

Comments (2)

Interesting article at TIME. Interesting concept for the book. My daughter is an only child. I always get the question "so, when are you going to have more?" or "She needs a little brother or sister, don't you think?" My response is almost always the same: "Nope. She's my one and only!"
I'm an only child. My dad was an only child. And my husband and I only have our son. When people ask us when we are going to have more, we tell them that he is so great and we are going to stop while we're ahead. People also ask when we are going to give him a playmate. We tell them that's why he goes to daycare twice a week.
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