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Stuck in the middle


‘It’s not fair!’   Middle children are victims of bad timing.  Born too late to get the perks and privileges of their eldest sibling, but too early to get the easy ride that youngest receive, middles often feel squeezed between these two siblings and wonder, “Why me?”   The positive side to being squeezed between two siblings is that middle children generally develop a good set of people skills. They usually learn to get on with others, negotiating with their eldest sibling and asserting themselves with their younger brother or sister.    Middle children never get the same brand of attention as first borns or youngest borns. Parents of three children frequently introduce their children saying, ‘This is our eldest boy Mark. Leah is the youngest. And this is Jessica!” Neither eldest nor youngest, you can ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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