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Susan Newman Ph.D.


Susan Newman, Ph.D., is a social psychologist who specializes in issues affecting family life. After being a custodial parent to four stepchildren, she remarried and had one child. Her curiosity about only children began when people asked repeatedly, “When are you having another?” The question became: Is there something wrong with having only one? Her two books,The Case for The Only Child: Your Essential Guide and Parenting an Only Child: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only, answer that question. She is featured regularly on a wide variety of television and radio shows as well as in magazines and newspapers examining issues concerning children and their parents. Parenting an Only Child has been published in numerous foreign countries including China, the only child “capitol” of the world.

Dr. Newman is the author of 15 books, most in the parenting and family relationships fields, and taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Among her titles: Under One Roof Again: All Grown Up and (Re)learning to Live Together Happily, The Book of No: 365 Ways to Say It and Mean It—and Stop People-Pleasing Forever, and Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day.

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