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The power of birth order: Does it really matter?

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      Lazylola wrote Oct 4, 2010
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      Lazylola wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • This is true for me: Middleborns are go-with-the-flow types...




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      Angelcart wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • I only have one son.  I grew up with an older sister and my father did admit that he favored my sister more than me as a baby.  With the two of us, our behavior is opposite of what the article say’s.  I started my first job at age 13.  My sister, well let’s just say that she’s a whole different story.  She hasn’t really worked outside of her home in 30 years.  You couldn’t have 2 sister’s be more opposite than we are.




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      Diane17 wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • I am the youngest of 3 siblings and the only girl.  However, there is also a 12 year difference between me and my youngest brother.  I have heard that if there is a difference of 7 or more years, you are like an only child.

      I think I was spoiled and never remember having to do any chores (or maybe I wouldn’t do them).  I spent a lot of time with my mom who was a single mom so I didn’t spend a lot of time with other kids so I did have trouble in school in the beginning with the social skills.




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      Adriannie wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • IMHO, the oldest child is usually the ground breaker. They get  all the attention, but new parents are trying out their parenting skills, and are usually just a bit harder on them. Everything must be “just so” for the first baby. The baby must be clean and dressed up at all times; schedules MUST be followed; if the first born’s pacifier falls on the ground, they rush and boil it before returning it. With each successive child, they relax just follow the three second rule, dust it off and return it, and let them go on playing, even if they get diry. It comes with the territory.
      On the other hand, the oldest child is usually hard on their younger brother or sister, due to an element of jealousy. No one likes to have to share being the center of attention. In most cases, that passes.
      My sister and I fought like cats and dogs as kids, but eventually became best friends, and are still that way. Brothers and sisters are a blessing!




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      Mary Clark wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • I’m the youngest of (4) girls.  The sister next to me is 9 years older.  My oldest sisters were 16, 13, and then 9 when I was born.  

      The second sister got married when I was five, a year later the oldest sister got married, then the sister next to me got married when I was in the 5th grade.  5th grade on ...it was like I was an only child.  

      For us..the 1st and 3rd sisters are more alike and favor one another. My 2nd sister and myself are more alike personality wise and favor one another.  

      My 2nd sister the one I’m more alike ...we also sound alike.  We’ve had people to tell us that we have a lot of similar mannerisms too.




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      Hotflash wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • I am the sister that Adriannie, above, fought with.  We had some memorable hair pulling fights. I am the middle child.  She did have it a lot tougher with my parents (my father was a very strict parent), and when I came along, it was a bit easier, I guess. As far as my parents went, I was never able to tell one iota difference the way they treated all of us.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • Interesting article! While I may (or may not) admit to some of the characteristics of being the baby and last born grandchild I will say that I was openly loved and coddled by all. I admit that I know that no matter what I will always be loved by my family just because I am the baby.

      I do however have tendacies that lean towards the 1st born with being a type A. And EVERYTHING I do is important!

      Hmmmmmm.....maybe all that teasing about me being adopted wasn’t just teasing.......hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Oct 5, 2010
    • Im the oldest ,then my brother only boy is 2 yrs younger then my mom hsd my sister when I was 15 plus yrs. Hardest on me bro spoiled because he was the only male, then came sister 15.5 years younger she got away with it all.tongue out




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