The Ten BEST Things About Being the Youngest Child

Youngest children will NEVER be DETHRONED.To your parents& siblings, you are THE BABY.....The BEST things about being the YOUNGEST child include:
Youngest children will NEVER be DETHRONED.To your parents& siblings, you are THE BABY.....The BEST things about being the YOUNGEST child include:
(1) getting older siblings to carry the weight for you.As the youngest,you can easily advert the blame to your older siblings.Since you are the youngest, it is deemed that you didn't know any better.
(1) getting older siblings to carry the weight for you.As the youngest,you can easily advert the blame to your older siblings.Since you are the youngest, it is deemed that you didn't know any better.
(2) you have VERY LITTLE or NO responsibilties to mention of.You are so free & unencumbered. .If you want something, your parents& older siblings are at your beck& call.
(2) you have VERY LITTLE or NO responsibilties to mention of.You are so free & unencumbered. .If you want something, your parents& older siblings are at your beck& call.
(3) you are lighthearated & have a great sense of humor.You LOVE to have fun. You are quite a BLAST!
(3) you are lighthearated & have a great sense of humor.You LOVE to have fun. You are quite a BLAST!
(4) you KNOW how to get attention! You are the ORIGINAL STAR. If you do not get your way, you often resort to melodramatic behavior until you do.
(4) you KNOW how to get attention! You are the ORIGINAL STAR. If you do not get your way, you often resort to melodramatic behavior until you do.
(5)you are the ENVY of your older siblings who had it TOUGHER than you. Youngest children have it the EASIEST out of all the birth orders. You often have the longest & most carefree childhood imaginable.
(5)you are the ENVY of your older siblings who had it TOUGHER than you. Youngest children have it the EASIEST out of all the birth orders. You often have the longest & most carefree childhood imaginable.
and (6) you are-ON! What magnificent STAR QUALITY & PRESENCE you HAVE.......hmmmm!
and (6) you are-ON! What magnificent STAR QUALITY & PRESENCE you HAVE.......hmmmm!

Aaaahhhh, the Baby, Look at the Baby-How Precious, How Cute!

The youngest child, like the only child, will never be dethroned. You are the last child in the family. You are considered the baby by your parents and siblings. The youngest child is the most beta birth order there is.

Here is a list of the ten BEST things about being the youngest in the family. Here there are!

(10) You can get your older siblings to carry the weight for you. When you are the youngest in the family, you can always advert the blame from yourself to your older siblings. After all, because of your ordinal birth order, you are considered to be innocent and not knowing any better.

(9) You have little or no responsibilities. You have the most carefree childhood of all the siblingship birth orders.l If you want something, you can get either your parents or older siblings to do it for you. Being unencumbered is your middle name.

(8) You can get away with murder. Because of your ordinal family position, you are considered sweet and cute. Oh, he's/she's the baby, he's/she's is sooo cute, ohhh! With this type of charm, you can do the most outrageous act and get away with it and no one is the wiser. If the situation gets too intense, you can always blame your older siblings because "you did not know any better."

(7) Since all of your siblings paved avenues for you, you do not have to work hard to prove yourself in any arena- unless you wish to try a different arena.

(6) You are usually more lighthearted and have a great sense of humor. You are usually the life of the party and love to have fun. You are usually a blast to be with!

(5) You are the true prima donna of the universe. You know how to get attention and are the original star as no other birth order is. If you do not get your way, you can be quite a melodramatic scene, pouting until you DO get your way!

(4) You are usually pampered and spoiled which means that you have a great sense of being entitled. You believe that you are the center, king, and queen of your world as your parents and siblings gave you attention all of your life!

(3) You are usually the envy of your older siblings who had it much tougher than you did. Especially in large families, the youngest child have it the EASIEST and is the LEAST STRESSED child in the family. You can be a child and adolescent longer than your older siblings.

(2) You can melt people with your persona. You are Mr./Ms. Magic who have mastered the art of salesmanship to get people to do your bidding.

(1) You are so "on"-what a magnificent presence you have!!!!


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awpeeps 3 years ago

Clearly the person who wrote this is NOT the youngest child! When I first read this i thought it was a joke. Here are my responses:

10) This may work around the age of 6. But your older siblings will NEVER take the blame for anything you have done! You will often get blamed for things they have done because your parents see them as older and therefore wiser.

9)This one is just hilarious! My siblings will do what i want? HAHA older siblings often resent the "baby" of the family. At any family gathering the baby is asked to do any errands needed and cater to the older generations.

8)Guess what by the time you come along your parents have already figured out how to tell if you did something wrong because your siblings already did it. You will just get caught faster.

7)You have to work atleast twice as hard to prove yourself if your siblings already did something. You need to be better at sports, get better grades, win anything they won, and the list goes on. If you don't you won't here the end of it! The best thing to do is find a different activity so there will be no comparisons!

6) As most psychologists have stated youngest children are often insecure because they are always being compared to their older siblings. This can cause them to be withdrawn and shy.

5) Guess what, your parents are sick of pouting by now! you may get your way if they don't feel like dealing with you, but this leads to a self entitled person with no regard for others. sound good to you?

4) Well this one sounds bad from the start. why would anyone want to grow up thinking they are the center of the universe? However, as the last child parents are less fussy and don't worry as much about the youngest child when they are growing up.

3)Yes your siblings may envy you but envy leads to resentment. If your siblings think you had it a lot easier they will resent it. Because you are the youngest you have to handle difficult family situations at the same time as your older siblings. This will actually cause you more stress at a younger age and your childhood may be cut short.

numbers 2-1 are to ridiculous to respond to

As a youngest child I am tired of people who think it is simply a walk in the park. Youngest children have to work the hardest to earn their own accomplishments and find themselves because they are always compared to their siblings. Real Psychological studies have shown youngest children have difficulties coping in the real world, are shy and withdrawn, and even experience more severe nightmares as children. Not so great!


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Oh c'mon, now honey, you're whining. What I have said is true. Youngest children HAVE IT MADE and MADE GOOD. They have it heavenly in comparison to the OLDEST CHILD in the family.

Youngest children are PUNISHED THE LEAST. They get away WITH MURDER. How many oldest/older children ARE PUNISHED for things their youngest siblings do? A lot. You are MAD because I am TELLING THE TRUTH. WELL, the TRUTH STINGS and THIS HUB resonates strongly with you? Why is that? Because the statements made are TRUE AD INFINITUM.

Youngest children can be quite insufferable ------------s. They have the longest childhoods, they can act cute and people fawn all over them. They are the jewels and babies of their families. They are indulged and loved more than any other child in the family.

I am NOT THE youngest but I have DEALT with the precious ones. They are attention getting and seeking. They ALWAYS must have their way and will MANIPULATE to get their way. Besides dealing and interfacing with youngest children, I have DONE extensive reading and studying regarding the psychology of birth order. So I KNOW what I AM talking about. Hmmmmmm.

I would like to add that YOUNGEST CHILDREN have THE LONGEST CHILDHOODS on record. Just ask THEIR OLDEST SIBLING. You sound like a malcontented YOUNGEST CHILD.


Kb 2 years ago

This is not true. I'm the youngest. These applied half of the time until I was about eight. The truth is you only have some idea of what it's like, but you have to be a youngest child to see how it feels.

I'm the one who is always blamed, my sister and parents yell at me for everything. My sister is stronger so if I even try to blame something on her, or even tell on her for something she did, she'll beat me up.

Being the youngest, you can't copy the older sibling. They're embarrassed to have you around, and even if you want to do something, you can't, because your sibling will yell at you for copying.

I always feel super insecure because I can't measure up to my "amazing sister". For example, my sister is in all honors classes. I'm in all regular classes. I get treated like an idiot because of that. My sister is so polite, and I'm socially awkward to the point where I'm scared of small talk. It's not cute socially awkward. It's horrible. My sister excels at golf, and tennis. So I went for dance. Though I'm still not good at it. She had me teach her a part of my step. I taught her a rather hard part, hoping she couldn't do it, making myself feel better. She did great. I didn't tell her because dancing is my thing, but she's just so good at everything i want to be good at. Also, if I'm interested in anything my sister does, I steer away from it because I'll get grilled for copying, and I'll be pressured to be as good as her at it, if not better.

I do not have a great sense of humor. My sister already had that going for her, so if I cracked a joke, everyone would just find it unfunny. I could only joke the same way as my sister if I tried, but she would get super annoyed, and call me mean names later, ruining my self esteem.

Yes we have a childhood for a bit longer, but it goes longer than we would want it to. I still get clothes from aunts for birthdays from kid's places and I'm way too old for it.

My sister never carries the weight for me. She puts more weight on me. All the pressure of keeping up in school, activities, showing everyone I'm not like her, being better than her, and I have to deal with getting beaten up and made fun of by her.

It just sucks being younger. I would much rather be older, or an only child. It would be so much less pressure. Take this from a fourteen year old who is scared she isn't going to succeed because she isn't good enough. It's tough being younger, and I hate it.

But I do agree with one thing you said. A lot of younger siblings are more privileged than the older one. But not to the point where it's so unfair. It is not true for my family(my sister has an iPhone, I have a flip phone, my sister has the bigger room, she always is allowed to have friends over, she gets to pick clothes she likes, I get hand me downs that aren't my style, etc.), but I find it true in the families of my friends, and in the families of others in general.

A lot of your perks are from the point of view of the older sibling, not the younger. So if you know what you are talking about, why do I always break down because of stress? How do I have it so easy, why am I the one that always gets blamed? If I have the sense of humor, why do people laugh at my sister's jokes and not mine? Why does no one care about me if I'm supposed to be the center of the universe? Why is it everyone loves my sister, and hates me if I have "a magnificent presence"? Why does everyone believe what my sister says and not me if I can "get people to do my bidding"?

I'm just saying the studies you've read on the psychology of birth order are scientific and don't always show what it's really like. And dealing with the "precious" younger children don't account for being a younger one. What you've stated is not true for many, and most of us don't have it made. I find it hard to be the youngest. And I'm sorry if I come off as rude. I'm not good at being polite. That's my older sister.

But I find what I'm saying is accurate, being a younger sister right now, in school, while you(I'm assuming), have grown up already and you aren't even a younger sibling. I am aware that being older also has its hardships, but being younger is tough too, and is in no way, easy.


samantha 2 years ago

Whoever wrote this article clearly needs to stop drinking lol and they are clearly NOT THE YOUNGEST as this article is rediculous


lachlan 2 years ago

this is all a load of crap!!!! apart from the getting your siblings blamed for something you did. Im the youngest i know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Julianne 22 months ago

This is a joke. As the youngest, i can say we CANT get away with murder because everything we do is being watched by an older sibling! You don't have fredom! I completely agree with the comment that explained why each point is messed up.


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Julianne, you are wrong. Youngest children DO get away with murder. Even though the older sibling may tell the parents, he/she will be told that the youngest does not know any better & oftentimes, the older sibling will be punished for what the youngest child did. Friends & relatives have told me this many times. I even witnessed it firsthand.

Also, the status of the youngest sibling depends upon whether he/she is in a small, medium, medium large, large, & very large family. You are right that youngest siblings in small & medium sized families(2-4 children per household) have more or less an equal parity w/his/her older siblings. However, in medium large to very large families, youngest siblings are considered to be the jewel of the family. He/she is overindulged & is oftentimes treated the most preferential of all the siblings. He/she also has the longest childhood while older siblings at similar ages had to assume responsibility. Youngest children in larger families get away with murder that his/her older siblings are punished for. He/she has the gift of manipulation & parents/other adults will say that since he/she is the youngest, he/she does not really know. Also, if the older sibling tells on the youngest, it is very likely that the older sibling will be chastised that it was the LATTER'S fault that the youngest is doing this/acting inappropriately. Remember, in many families, the onus always falls on the older/oldest sibling.


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gmwilliams 22 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Julianne, you are wrong. Youngest children do get away with murder. Even though the older sibling may tell the parents, he/she will be told that the youngest does not know any better & oftentimes, the older sibling will be punished for what the youngest child did. Friends & relatives have told me this many times. I even witnessed it firsthand.

Also, the status of the youngest sibling depends upon whether he/she is in a small, medium, medium large, large, & very large family. You are right that youngest siblings in small & medium sized families(2-4 children per household) have more or less an equal parity w/his/her older siblings. However, in medium large to very large families, youngest siblings are considered to be the jewel of the family. He/she is overindulged & is oftentimes treated the most preferential of all the siblings. He/she also has the longest childhood while older siblings at similar ages had to assume responsibility. Youngest children in larger families get away with murder that his/her older siblings are punished for. He/she has the gift of manipulation & parents/other adults will say that since he/she is the youngest, he/she does not really know. Also, if the older sibling tells on the youngest, it is very likely that the older sibling will be chastised that it was the LATTER'S fault that the youngest is doing this/acting inappropriately. Remember, in many families, the onus always falls on the older/oldest sibling.

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