Wish We'd Known: 21 Things No One Told Us About Having an Only Child

From the unexpected people who will judge you to the ease of date nights, here's what we wish we'd known about having an only child (22 Photos)

Beth Howard on Jan 28, 2013 at 9:48AM

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21 Things We Wish We'd Known About Having an Only Child

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a Beth Howard on Jan 24, 2013 at 9:08PM

Whether it's by chance or by choice, you are bringing up just one. From the near-constant challenge of entertaining your child to the bonus of easier-to-arrange date nights, here are 21 things we wished someone had told us about having an only child.

Some Friends, Family Members and Even Strangers Will Judge You
Although the number of only children has grown in recent decades and single-child families are the fastest growing family unit, they're still non-standard. Some people will waste no opportunity to remind you of that while there's still time to remedy the situation. To them, your mini-family is freakishly, selfishly small. Or maybe they're just jealous. Regardless, you will be hearing about it.

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