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Why do oldest children tend to be cast aside and not paid sufficient attention in


multichild families?

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Best Answer P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    This is de rigueur in the lives of oldest children in large to very large families. Oldest child is no longer child but parentified.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    What you are said is so true. Parents see the oldest child as mature and more responsible thus they believe that the latter doesn't need them as much so they are cast aside to either fend for themselves or watch the younger ones(if a large family).

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Yes, many oldest children are quite disposable in large families. They are either cast aside for the younger ones or they are forced to be surrogate parents. In families of 2 children, oldest children receive individualized parental attention.


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