Social psychologist and author Susan Newman talks about the stereotypes of and misinformation about only children. Studies show that only children do not suffer from the lack of siblings and even show improved academic achievement. She reports that the stereotypes of being spoiled, bossy, or lonely do not hold up to research. Only children families are the fastest growing type of family in the U.S. and in many parts of the western world, approaching a quarter of all families. Susan’s books are Parenting Your Only Child and The Case for the Only Child: Your Essential Guide.