The Effect Of Birth Order On Our Family

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The effect of birth order has been studied through the ages. You’ve heard them. The oldest is an organized leader. The middle child is a peacekeeper. And the youngest is a free spirit. These generalizations seem to hold true across many families. Today, we compared these findings to our own families to see if it all holds true for us. Over all, the generalizations held true for the most part. But we had a few exceptions as most families do. Kids don’t like to conform to generalizations.

Even within our two families we have some unique dynamics that probably plays a role in our non conformity.

Lastly today we discussed a few ways to help overcome some of the more negative generalizations associated with birth order. We, as parents, can help through our actions alleviate some of these pressures. Our kids shouldn’t have to feel like they have to be a certain way just because of the order they were born.

How about your family? Do these birth order generalizations work in your family? We’d love to hear about it. Reach out to us on one of our social accounts and tell us about it.

If you’re interested in hearing more from us, we’re in a new space. Come find our pins over on Pinterest. We are pretty new but we’re looking forward to growing into this new platform.

Have you heard our episode on mom guilt? Go listen to that HERE. Mom guilt and birth order can go hand in hand.


Music is by Oliver Massa. It is called Weekend Chores

Author: Ellyn

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