The 7 Best Things About Having an Only Child

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Imaginative Minds
"No bickering, no having to buy multiple of things to be 'fair', eating out, travel and other entertainment is less expensive, only children are often very... more 
Photo by: Pipat T./Flickr
Imaginative Minds
"No bickering, no having to buy multiple of things to be 'fair', eating out, travel and other entertainment is less expensive, only children are often very good at playing on their own and have great imaginations." -Melanie Sheridan
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Thu, Sep 6, 2012 3:56 PM EDT
For a while after our daughter was born, we were convinced she was going to be an only child. Despite pressure from friends and family to have another child, we just weren't sure. After all, we thought, it won't be so bad if she has no brothers or sisters - plenty of people grow up as an only child! Though we did end up having a second child and our baby girl now has a little brother who she adores, we know that for one reason or another, plenty of families decide to stick with one child. Here are 7 mom's answers to the question "the best thing about having an only child is..." - By Melanie Edwards



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