The Sibling Effect: Why Order Matters

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Registered: 06-27-2006
The Sibling Effect: Why Order Matters
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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 9:02am

Raising more than one kid can be a handful -- as any mom who has ever tried to put one child in time out while seeing if the other needs stitches can tell you. But choosing to have more than one means you're also helping your kids form one of the longest and most important relationships they'll ever know. And it's a bond that affects who they are from the start, according to Jeffrey Kluger, author of the new book The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us. Here's how birth order matters.


http://www.ivillage.com/sibling-effect-why-birth-order-matters/6-a-383052#ixzz1YUugEdkz
WDYT?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 11:20am
I find this really interesting as my children are so very different. My oldest is much more reserved and quiet where my middle guy is very social. My youngest is hilarious already so I have a feeling he'll have a great sense of humor as he grows.

How about you, Dana? Do you see a big difference in your children?

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 1:03pm
I see this, as well. It seems that the oldest of the two 'bunches' are the calm ones. Tyler and Kolby are calm and even-keeled. Kristen and Riley are the wild ones! LOL.