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What causes parents and other adult figures to be quite unsympathetic, even ruthless in their


attitudes and expectations towards the oldest child in the family?

 

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Oldest children are expected to be TOUGH and ADULT from early childhood.They are expected to be THE RESPONSIBLE one among their siblings.Oftentimes, they are saddled w/responsibilities from childhood on.They are punished THE MOST of all siblings.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Oldest children are told to be PERFECT, they are not encouraged to be children.They are EXPECTED to be the STANDARD BEARERS and EXAMPLE SETTERS for their siblings.They had to toughen up and not show any vulnerability.They MUST grow up AND FAST!


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I completely agree. I know many children have it rough, but I think we tend to compartmentalize too much and over analyze.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    YES! Oldest children catch HELL. They are the little soldiers in the family.They have to be on 24/7/365! I would not be the oldest child for all the tea in China. They have such harsh lives, whew! They are blamed for the things younger siblings do.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Oldest children, with very few exceptions, are held to a higher and tougher standard than their younger siblings.They are not granted any quarter and are expected to be perfect or near perfect at all times.They must be adults from early childhood.