Wife of 1. Mom of 3. Conquering disability challenges, one achievement at a time.
I have also seen Large Families forums, too and think that is great.
I try to follow the thread in finding your tribe but it overwhelms me. (I get overwhelmed easily which is a big reason I have one child! )
We do want to keep the community and the purpose of Mothering open to all members and I feel that if we separate the community too much, we will lose some the appeal and community in our core forums.
There a lot of interesting issues and discussion going on in the Tribe section. And, I know having an only child is a very different mindset than having one child for a period of time.
I have a 17 year old only. Really don't see how a whole forum is needed for this.
I think it's reasonable that people with onlies can bring up their concerns in the existing forums. People always have the option of saying they're "Looking for input from parents of onlies" in their posts.
As mentioned before, there have been MANY "onlies" threads in the FYT forum.
I love the idea of a forum to discuss topics that come up with only children. And to respond to the one who said all children are only children until the next one comes along, all I can say is, another one comes along! Therefore those parents have a new dynamic and not the same topics as parents of only children, as they remain only children forever.
Mine is 4 and we have tried to have more but are unable and so we have an only child. Something I never would have done intentionally. But now wondering about the future of my son as he is more comfortable with adults than children. He is a bit shy with other kids and doesn't really engage with them unless it is a friend he knows through our friends. And we live in Switzerland so he also has the second and third languages to add to the mix as he doesn't yet speak much Swiss German or High German.
I am looking for a book about raising an only child. Any suggestions?
Also looking for a book about explaining death (of a pet) to a young kid, any suggestions?
We don't have a forum dedicated to only children, but you are welcome to start a group for that - check the Social Groups thread here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327212/social-groups-are-here/0_100
You might try the general parenting forum for book recommendations. :)
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)