Our dear listener Shawn shares the joys of having and raising her only child. We discuss the unique needs of boys, their energy and need for movement, learning to be okay with silence and working side by side. The importance of community and that you don't need to do it all by yourself.
1:25 - Welcome Shawn and the blessings of having an only child
5:28 - What are some of the challenges?
8:39 - How it plays out for education, physical and social needs
14:31 - Are negative comments a struggle?
18:40 - Do you need respite from being the playmate?
21:39 - How have you developed delayed gratification?
25:36 - Juggling the hours we spend schooling
28:08 - Getting help from outside resources
The only child: an interview with Sarah and Jena (podcast)
the power of pipping (blog post)
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