I am the oldest of my siblings. In general and from my own experiences, I would say they are leaders(or bossy, depending on how y see it LOL) determined, and nurtured, too. So three words are what immediately come to mind
Overburdened, dethroned, unappreciated, overused, obligated, & martyred. Not to mention discarded, enslaved, pressured, unhappy, omnipresent, & stressed. Oldest children must be adults quickly & have a short childhood. They are blamed for what younger siblings DO. They are THERE for everyone else in the family but NO ONE is there for them.
You left out 'unhappy' Grace. I once asked you if there is someone else with the same name. Purely because I once admired and appreciated you for your goodness. What's gone wrong? Do not give up, my Sweet Friend.
I wasn't talking about myself. I was talking about oldest children that I have associated with throughout my life. The life of oldest children can be analogous to hell on earth.
Ok, my Sweet. Apologies. Misunderstood. I am an oldest child, though. Ha ha. My sis came five years later. We were seven, and I started work at 15 to help out. I do not recall any probs though. We were small Islanders, and very sweet.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 10 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 Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What are the 10 ways that the oldest child in the family is the MOST unhappy, deprived, andresentful of all birth orders?Oldest children are seldom children. They must grow up fast and forever be the perfect ones for their parents and younger siblings. They are not allowed to be...
by Penny Godfirnon 10 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 nanderson500 6 years ago
Would you rather be the oldest child, in the middle, or the youngest?
by Shil1978 5 years ago
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by Kevin Peter 12 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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