What was YOUR experience being the oldest child in the family? Were you constantly discarded, displaced, & cast aside in favor of younger siblings? Did your parents expect you to be always THE LITTLE ADULT? Were you punished more than your younger siblings for things that they got away with? Did you have a normal childhood or adolescence? Were you expected to PARENT/RAISE younger siblings? Were you constantly given responsibilities? Did you consistently place the needs of your parents & siblings before YOUR own? Were your needs/concerns ALWAYS PLACED LAST?
Did you forego your life for your parents & siblings? Were you HAPPY w/your birth order or did you wish you were ANOTHER birth order?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 15 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 3 years ago
Frank J. Sulloway in his breakout bestseller, BORN TO REBEL, indicated that one adopts attitudes and respond to the environment, familial or outside, based upon one's respective birth order. Dr. Sulloway indicated that oldest children tend to be more conservative and are not...
by Jessie Watson 8 months 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 15 months ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
by Penny Godfirnon 15 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 Kevin Peter 18 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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