The middle child is often the most misunderstood of all birth orders. Middle children are often not seen as the unique individuals they are. They are often someone else's older and/or younger sibling. Oftentimes, they are often ignored by their families. They are often caught in an in-between position in their respective families. Their birth orders often make them great and excellent negotiators and advocates for the underdog and other outsiders. Middle children are often the silent bedrocks of their families. Middle children are the most underappreciated children around. Do you agree and/or disagree?
Have you ever noticed how many famous people are middle children? I think internally some of them do have a need to seek attention and praise by gaining accolades and honors. But the same can be said for the youngest and in some cases the oldest. Everyone is never going to feel completely validated by their parents or their siblings, so that struggle is a lifelong thing. I think it differs between and within families, so there's never going to be an exact way to generalize to a populace.
What you said is true. Famous middle children include the late Charles Bronson, Madonna, Marilu Henner, Tim Allen, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bill Murray. Middle children because of their nebulous position in the family are often ignored and bypassed by their parents and siblings. Because of this, some choose to be totally anonymous, just fading into the background while others become highly aggressive and vocal in order never to be overlooked and ignored ever!
by jenbeach21 5 months ago
Do you think there are disadvantages to being a middle child?
by keshab21 5 years ago
People call it just a phase you go through in life which is middle child syndrome. When a couple has three kids or more they never sit back and think of how they leave an child out. Never giving that child a chance to express a feeling. Maybe someone else can describe it for that child asking for a...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
For middle children, what are the BLESSINGS of being THE MIDDLE child in the family?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
YOU know that YOU'RE the middle child in the family when____________________(fill in theblanks)
by RedElf 8 years ago
Just re-reading a comment Brenda Sculley made about being a middle child...Are any of those things we hear about middle children true? Are we ignored or passed over? Do we miss out on attention? Are we natural peacemakers? We "know" that first born children are leaders, break new trails,...
by jagandelight 5 months ago
Do you think an only child is better off more than they are with siblings?
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