Middle Child Syndrome

Is there anything to the theory that personality is affected by the order of one’s birth in relationship to the birth dates of one’s siblings? What about the personality effects from being the “only child” or what about twins? Read the article Birth Order to learn more.

What is this thing that some folks refer to as middle child syndrome? I suppose you could read the article entitled Is there Something Called the Middle Child Syndrome? from India Parenting. Then you might read the very, very short article What is the middle child syndrome? Here are some characteristics of the middle born child or children. in which the title is almost as long as the entire article.
One more recommended reading for you is from Stacy DeBroff of momcentral.com who offers advice on raising three children. Her story is entitled What are the effects of ‘middle child syndrome’?

About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; a discount store retail sales clerk; a stockroom worker; and, a custodian.
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1 Response to Middle Child Syndrome

  1. Judy Hansen says:

    I’m the 2nd born of 4 and I can relate to most of what is say about this syndrome. Good links as normal, you sure do a lot of research for your entries and it shows.


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