What are the 10 WORST things parents can do to the oldest child in the family?
I don't know about 10, since I'm a middle child, but I observed that my older sister always had to be the one to rewrite the rules - and then they were automatically rewritten for me too.
For example, her curfew was 9:00 at the age of 13 (I can't remember if this is exact, this is just an example) she had to fight hard to get it extended to 10:00. By the time I was 13, my curfew was automatically the same as hers, so it was 10:00 without any struggle.
Basically, my mum was much stricter with my older sister, but by the time I reached that age, she had learned from experience and become more lenient.
I'm an oldest child, but the answers I'm coming up with for this are like "lock it in a room", "starve it", "beat it", "throw it in a dumpster" etc. My parents lacked a lot but so long as they were there, they did good enough. I survived my childhood - I'd say they were successful.
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