Bossy. Lonely. Spoiled. People often use these terms to describe only children.
Sometimes my husband and I feel awful about bringing up our son with no siblings and only two busy adults in the house with him. It feels like such an adult-centered home. At other times, I'm afraid we focus on him with too much attention and energy(especially me). I do not want to spoiled my son, I want to help him feel like a kid, and fill his childhood with wounder and spontaneity.
We are talking about an adoption, but I'm not sure if my dream will come true. I think whether you have one child or many, the key parenting secret is always the same: treat each child as if an only child.
Do you know something about orphan hosting programs and how does it work?
I also think there's always a reason why a child may be an only child, whether it is short-term or forever. My husband's first boss is an only child and he is super nice, giving and was an incredible boss.