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First Borns Do Better

Older or Younger?


Studies show that first born children get more attention from their parents than subsequent siblings.

Many new parents are eager to coach baby number one into Einstein territory. And when baby number two arrives, it seems the name of the game is "Survivor" — you do what you can to get by.

While the wee ones may not have their parents' undivided attention around the clock, they are often more spoiled. Maybe it's guilt that parents feel, but there seems to be an advantage to being the runt of the litter.

Parents are often more relaxed and less shell shocked with later offspring. Adding to the list of pros, youngsters often learn from their elder sibling's mistakes.

Would you rather be the oldest or youngest child? Why?
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