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 Williams 5 years 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 a higher and stricter standard than his/her younger siblings, ...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 7 years ago
child as far as birth orders/ family constellations go?
by Jessie Watson 4 years ago
We already know that children can suffer from a full range of learning and mental disabilities if they have not received physical or emotional contact before the age of 5. Since 2017, there is more mounting evidence to support that birth order has some effect on the expression of intelligence in...
by jagandelight 5 years ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by Tom Radford 9 years ago
Do you think that your sibling position effects your confidence and approach to others?I'm the youngest of five. As a child my opinon was seldom heard or listened to. I grew up feeling like a nuisance and would be loud and outrageous to mask it. My partner is the oldest of three, she is wracked by...
by JR Krishna 9 years ago
What to do if your older child bullies the younger one?Your older child is a bully. How to protect the younger one in your absence?
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