My thought was the attention part. I know a family with seven kids: the first one had four years of a family before the rest came along. From then on, each kid had about a year of attention before there was suddenly a new little person in the house. And the third kid is the worst one; my hypothesis was that it was because the twins came after him, and the parents had absolutely no time for him. The kids are practically ignored now that the parents are back to work. My mom's finally stopped being pregnant for long enough to get a job. They're becoming more and more rebellious and angry with every time I babysit them. It's gotten to the point where I can't even handle them on my own, and the oldest daughter is responsible, she goes off and does her homework but refuses to help me in any way.
Not always true, but I do think that parents try to be perfect with the eldest children and they often get the most attention, more than the younger children. Therefore they are pushed to be better and therefore perform better. A study was done sometime ago proving that older children turn out to be more successful than their younger siblings. I merely believe it is because they do often get more groomed when young and also because they have to make up their own example, whereas younger children have something to follow.
Because first children are just generally BETTER. Haha nah kidding. I guess it's because first children are the first to do everything so that makes them a little more mature, whereas younger children always have older siblings around to 'protect' them, leading them to a false sense of security. BUT this isn't always the case, some younger children are better behaved than the older one. And some parents, like my mum, get very lucky and have 2 perfect angels :)
i dont think this is true. with 5 sisters i think my oldest was the second worst, but in fact, my youngest probably is the worst:) i fall more towards the top tho. At one point me and my sisters fought over who was "The good child" and my parents still continue to number us (of course kiddingly) on our behaviors..I'm always first or second tho, lol:D
i was the first child but my parents nicknamed me "the practice child" and i call myslef "the dissapointment child", and although i am unbelievably cool, my little sister is definetly the better child
Haha well i was just wondering bc i am more independant and rebellious than my older sis and younger bro
This is no where near true, I was second born and was definitely not the bad child out of us haha.