Oldest children can be classified as pressurized children. They are oftentimes the responsible one. They also are expected to be the example setters and standard bearers for younger ones. They have to be perfect or as near perfect as possible; after all, eyes are watching them. They are forced into adult roles while still children. They are expected to be the strong ones in their families. They are looked upon as leaders. They are in authoritative positions in the family regarding their younger siblings.
Oldest children, because of their familial role, have leadership skills. They also gravitate toward responsible and authoritative positions in school and beyond. They are also high academic achievers because of high parental expectations placed upon them at a young age. Studies show that most United States presidents, CEOs, and astronauts are oldest children.
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by Grace Marguerite Williams6 months ago
I believe that the oldest child in a family have the toughest and roughest path to go. He/she was automatically dethroned upon the birth/births of a successive sibling/siblings. He/she is often held to...
by Grace Marguerite Williams14 months ago
Frank J. Sulloway in his breakout bestseller, BORN TO REBEL, indicated that one adopts attitudes and respond to the environment, familial or outside, based upon one's respective birth order. Dr. Sulloway...
by Lisa HW11 months ago
My theory is that most people seem to like whatever place they've ended up with among their siblings. Most also do seem to have a few minor gripes about it. Without considering anything you've ever read in...
by Grace Marguerite Williams23 months ago
child as far as birth orders/ family constellations go?
by Kevin Peter2 years ago
Elder children always have a feeling that they are avoided by their parents. What can parents do about it?
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