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Name some stereotypes of the youngest child in the family?

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Name some stereotypes of the youngest child in the family?

  2. John Sarkis profile image83
    John Sarkisposted 5 years ago

    ...entitlement....  All said though, it's a "stereotype" because, I don't think this is true at all!

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    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    People tend to think the youngest is spoiled, overly-pampered, and babied.  This was definitely not the case with me.

    1. Mazzy Bolero profile image78
      Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me neither, Starmom41! I was the younger of two and my brother got away with a lot of things I wouldn't have.  I think gender is a factor, not just birth order.

  4. jamesdurk94 profile image78
    jamesdurk94posted 5 years ago

    generally people think the youngest child gets away with a lot of troublesome things. the older child is supposed to " set an example "

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      Starmom41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      oh, I've heard that one, too-  and it wasn't accurate  with me, either

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Not always, but sometimes they can be easier going, a little lazy because they can get older siblings to do things for them, and often they like being the baby and don't want to mature quite as fast.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true duffsmom, so true.   Youngest children tend to be the most irresponsible and they are also insufferable brats!   I have encountered youngest children and all without exception fit that description.

  6. Camille Harris profile image
    Camille Harrisposted 5 years ago

    I agree with everything posted here and have been wrongfully stereotyped because of my birth order (I'm the youngest). I've also read that the youngest is usually either the MOST or LEAST successful of all siblings - which of course depends on how you define success. My mother is the youngest of eight and believes she got less attention because her parents were "tired" by the time she showed up. My fiance says the same, so sometimes the youngest does get the short end of the proverbial stick.

  7. securityproducts3 profile image40
    securityproducts3posted 5 years ago

    The parents usually go way easier on the youngest child. This is because they tried to be strict with the first kid and it didn't work, so their just like forget it. lol

  8. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    Youngest children are overly dependent, passive, spoiled rotten, extremely selfish, uncaring regarding others, takers, avoiders of any type of responsibility, entitled, wanting to be the center of attention, bratty, insufferable, & a pain in the #****.   They are also woefully immature, if not infantile! I have met many youngest children who are like what I have described.  Also, they are highly intrusive, nosy, & ALWAYS WANT THEIR WAY!  Yes, they can be quite the enfant terrible!