“If the firstborn is this responsible overachiever, the second born must find their spotlight, too.
This is where you might see the second child rebelling or being very competitive.” While the eldest in the family may have had parents who were worried about every bump, bruise, and B earned in school, by the time they have a few more children, they’re not quite so freaked out by every minor thing that could happen to their kids.
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If you think that it’s a myth that the eldest in families tend to be high achievers, think again.
“Firstborns get to see parents and grandparents beam with pride for every first-time achievement, fueling the need for these kids to get their worth from achievement.
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“Parents of younger siblings recognize how quick these baby phases pass and may regret rushing their older kids through milestones.