A lot of people have griped about being a middle child. I’ve heard that Mom and Dad trust the oldest more and let the youngest do more. What say you about being a middle child?
If you’re a middle child, I’d love to receive your input for some research I’m doing.
Feel free to make a comment here OR copy and paste the following questions into an email and send your responses to me at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- As a child, did you resent your older or younger siblings? If yes, whom did you resent the most … and why/why not?
- As an adult, do you still resent those siblings .. and why/why not?
- What are the advantages of being a middle child?
- What are the disadvantages of being a middle child?
- Do you think you’re more, or less, well-adjusted than children with a different birth order (i.e., firstborn, lastborn, or only)?
- In an emotional sense, which sibling are you the closest to … and why?
- Provide me with the birth order of you and your sibs, including only gender and age and where you fit into the sequence. For example, I’m the oldest of four, so I’d say: Me/Female; brother/2 years younger; brother/4 years younger; sister/8.5 years younger.
- Volunteer one or two other highlights (or lowlights) of being a middle child.
I will conduct a drawing of all the people who respond to my shout out. If you’re the winner, here’s how you’ll contribute to the first book in my new series–the one with the middle child as the protagonist/lead character:
- You’ll be able to name one of the characters, AND
- You can choose one of the personality traits of the lead character.