24 June, 2021

One Kid, Doubly Pleased

New-age realities are prompting urban Indians to settle for one kid. Raising superbrats? Not necessarily, they reason.

One Kid, Doubly Pleased
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Soaring In Singles

DISK (double income, single kid) couples are on the rise among the educated urban middle class. So what makes them stop at one?

  • Pressures of career
  • Lack of support system for childcare in nuclear families
  • Rising cost of urban living and of quality education for kids
  • Trend towards late marriage and child-bearing among working women
Gains In Solitude
  • Tend to be more focused and goal-oriented
  • Have deep bond with parents
  • Self-sufficient and independent; enjoy solitary pursuits like reading, drawing and painting
  • Mature for their years, because they spend so much time with adults
  • Make friends easily, to compensate for lack of siblings
...The Risk Factors
  • Can be self-centred and spoilt
  • Have an exaggerated sense of their own importance
  • Over-protected by parents, hence timid,...

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