Monday, September 10, 2007

Email: Birth order [EH]

She's strategic, he's social. Typical first and second child dynamics. I asked [RC] how that works and she suspects the first child primarily interacts with adults for the first 1-3 years of his/her life while the second child is always looking up to a sibling and has to fit in plus get attention from parents (esp. against a more mature and demanding older sib). It makes sense to me. [I've always ascribed the second child's role in that way but I suspected the older child just received greater expectations and attention.]


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