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For too long, Only Children have been seen as somehow problematic. This talk challenges the stereotype.
An introduction to some of the issues and pitfalls you need to consider when writing your life story. Topics: Writing for publication vs writing for your family The ethics of writing about relatives who are still alive Questions to ask and other sources of information Tone: how to avoid sounding bitter
Who are your parents and are they hiding something? I grew up knowing that something was not quite right at home, but was not sure what it was. Eventually I decided to investigate. Topics: Hidden trauma Getting to know your parents as people Asking the right questions Adoption fantasies
An entertaining but thought-provoking and heartfelt talk about the longstanding prejudices against Only Children, their origin and how to improve the perception of only children. Topics: Only Child Stereotypes Qualities and Advantages of being an Only Child How to raise a happy Only Only Children as adults