What parents SIMPLY DON'T and/or WON'T understand about the oldest child in the family?
I believe parents have a knack for (forgetting) what it was like to be a child. This could also explain why many of them give their children strange names which are bound to get them teased/bullied at school.
Like many people who were the first born I was expected to "know better" whenever I did childish things and shoulder more responsibility around the household.
Ironically the first child also usually is more likely to have more photos taken of him or herself, gets a lot of attention with every sneeze or cough, and all "new' clothes, toys, and other items. Life is good until they start having siblings! :-)
Ah ha ah ha.The life of the oldest child is quite harrowing. They are ildren THE SHORTEST.Yes, they are protoadults from early childhood. They get THE SHORT end of stick so to speak.They are blamed & punished THE MOST out of all birth orders.
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