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Only doesn’t mean lonely. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and even a family with one child is complete and whole. But every family is unique, and raising an only child can seem daunting.

As a therapist, the mother of an only child, and an only child herself, Rebecca Greene is an expert in the variety of issues that surround raising an only child, and she knows that parenting 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 one child, discuss the benefits of having an only child, debunk the stigmas of only children, and provide tips and strategies for creating a happy home environment and building a strong community for your only child. It covers what to do when your only child is lonely, how to develop new family traditions, how to plan meaningful trips for your family, how to choose the ideal neighborhood, and more!

Packed with research, first-hand accounts, and tried-and-true methods and advice, One and Done is the ultimate resource for raising a happy and thriving only child.


About Rebecca Greene

Rebecca Greene, MSW, LMSW, is an author and mental health therapist working with kids, teens, and families. She is an only child raising an only child and has a unique insider’s perspective on 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 multiple award-winning children’s book, My Perfect Cupcake. She is also the author of three other children's books: Explore Virginia with Me!, Who Will Trick or Treat with Me?, and Creating Kindness. Rebecca has also written The Teenagers’ Guide to School Outside the Box and Law School for Dummies. She is currently hard at work on a children's chapter book series.

Rebecca grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and now lives in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area with her husband, young son, and two Cornish Rex cats. When she’s not writing, you can find Rebecca at yoga class, cheering on her son at his sports games, and volunteering in the community. You can learn more about Rebecca’s books through her website at www.rebeccagreeneauthor.com 

Product Details

Page Count: 256
ISBN-10: 1641707445
ISBN-13: 9781641707442
Product Format: Paperback

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