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IN Lifestyle ON 10 Aug, 2016
Being the oldest child can be a great thing after all.
Do you have siblings? If you are the youngest child, you probably think that you have the worst life because you are always being ordered around, but it's not always bad. Moreover, birth order is the more important thing you have initially believed.
There seems to be a stereotype that those who are the only kid in their families tend to be perfectionists. Likewise, they also supposedly crave attention and approval from both their parents and from other significant people in their lives.
This is only one factor that affects a kid's personality. Other factors include parenting, genetics, and the social and physical environment.
However, these studies that have existed since the 1970s were also sources of disagreement between psychologists.
Many believe that these differences due to birth order happen because children all have various ways to get the attention of their parents.
According to psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman, who wrote 'The Birth Order Book,' firstborns have more goals to meet. As more children arrive, the parents start to be less demanding.
In fact, it has to be noted that most of the presidents of the United States are either firstborn children or they were the only children in their respective families.
The middle child is typically associated with loyalty. They have an agreeable mindset, and they can be quite sociable.
This is because they value meaningful bonds, and they know how to compromise. They truly appreciate friends, even if they are young or old.
The youngest child is usually the most creative one, but they can also be rebellious, and they will seek as much attention as the oldest child. They socialize well, but they're so good that they can be manipulative.
Each kid will be different, and parents should apply different strategies to see what works best.
What other differences do you know when it comes to the birth order of children? Share them below!