The Sibling Effect: Why Older Kids Are Smarter, Younger Ones Are Funnier and Other Amazing Facts Abo

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Registered: 08-25-2000
The Sibling Effect: Why Older Kids Are Smarter, Younger Ones Are Funnier and Other Amazing Facts Abo
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Wed, 09-21-2011 - 3:03pm

http://www.ivillage.com/sibling-effect-why-birth-order-matters/6-a-383052

The Sibling Effect: Why Older Kids Are Smarter, Younger Ones Are Funnier and Other Amazing Facts About Birth Order

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Well, I don't think my family fits the norm of this person's new book. DD19 is the athlete and DD10 is the book worm. DD10 is much more empathetic and I do totally see this in her. She is definately trying to work her way around the drama that DD19 can cause. I'm hoping that the statement about parroting is not true!!! There are some things that DD19 does that I'd rather DD10 not do. Don't want to babysit a 17 year old again!!! :0) (it's a long story)
As for my siblings and I, My oldest sister is smarter than me. I'm the youngest and my oldest sister is probably more empathetic than I am. At least most of the time. What's funny, is that my oldest sister and I are a like. We do the same work even. We tend to think a like too. Now our brother (the oldest) is not like any of us. He reminds us of our Dad so much it's histerical!! Then our middle sister is the "sassy" sister . This is what we call her so she doesn't think we are being mean, but she can be down right mean at times!!! LoL!! Middle sister is the opposite one. She's very good at artistic things.

This was a fun article. Thanks for sharing!
KRISTIE
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Registered: 06-06-2002

With only one child I can't compare.

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Registered: 12-12-2007
it's that always the case!! :0) Congrats on the new job. I hope you really love it!!! Have a great weekend too!!
KRISTIE
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Registered: 08-25-2000

Good luck with the new job!