In small families, oldest children are more of the leaders and advisers while in large to very large families, oldest children are often unappreciated and put upon servants. What is your take on this subject?
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You have elucidated some excellent points Arlene. Oldest children are raised to be responsible. They mature at a very early age. However, the status of the oldest child in smaller families is more of the adviser and guidance person.
RTalloni: Oldest children in large to very large families are parentified children and put upon servants who must be available 24/7/365 to their parents and younger siblings. Their childhoods are compared to days in the winter solstice-very short
Good for you, AlienWednesday. You are one of the very few youngest children who is the responsible one. Most are not, they are often pampered, spoiled, and avoid any type of responsibility.