What are the 10 ways that siblingship is DETRIMENTAL to the oldest child in the family?
It seems that in regards to the issue of siblingship, the oldest child in the family tend to get the shaft. He/she is often discarded and/or benignly neglected at the birth of younger siblings. He/she is treated more harshly by parents and even punished for the things younger siblings do. He/she oftentimes have the shortest childhood. In some families, oldest children have NO CHILDHOODS, it is spent raising younger siblings. He/she must be AN ADULT before he/she is ready. In essence, the oldest child has QUITE A HELLISH existence in the world of siblingship.
I am the oldest in my family, and while my own childhood was stripped and I was forced to grow up early, it was not due to my younger siblings, rather a nasty divorce that left me alone to raise my younger siblings while my Dad worked. Before the divorce happened, honestly I kept my childhood fairly well. I was more than willing to help out with my younger siblings, and while the youngest in the family was the "favorite", it wasn't so apparent that it scarred me for life.
I think the route of how the child grows up is more due to parental techniques and situations, rather than order of birth
by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 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 a higher and stricter standard than his/her younger siblings, ...
by Penny Godfirnon 8 months ago
If your were the oldest child in your family were you given huge responsibilities?Were you given responsibilites beyond your years and were you able to accomplish them or did you suffer from failing your parents!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
As the oldest child in your family, what would you want to say to an only child?
by Jessie Watson 6 weeks 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 8 months ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by Kevin Peter 10 months ago
Elder children always have a feeling that they are avoided by their parents. What can parents do about it?
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