Only Child Stereotypes: Fact vs. Fiction

Proponents of large or larger families claim your only child will be spoiled, lonely, or selfish or worse. These 7 social stereotypes and others date back to the late 1890s and have no basis in fact and probably never did… … Read More

In-Law Conflicts

6 common in-law conflicts after baby arrives: How to handle them

This article on in-law conflicts was originally published in Mother.ly The baby has arrived and so have your in-laws. Chances are they were involved in some way during your pregnancy. They may have watched what you ate, tried to trick the baby’s gender out of you even though you were clear you didn’t want to tell,… Read More

6 Smart Ways to Interact with Your In-Laws After the Baby Arrives

Protecting yourself without damaging your in-law relationship   Plenty of people struggle with maintaining happy and healthy relations with their in-laws. Bring a newborn into the equation and unexpected sticky in-law situations can quickly arise.   You likely spent a lot of time with your in-laws before getting married. And you may have felt that… Read More

The Firstborn-Only Child Edge

There is no right or wrong family size, but there is strong evidence demonstrating a firstborn and only child edge. In families, the finite resources parents have means that any given sibling will be given less time and attention than if they were an only child. In essence, siblings compete for whatever their parents can provide. … Read More