MIDDLE CHILDREN HAVE IT BEST
Sep 6th, 2011
According to a new book, The Secret Power of Middle Children, those non-oldest, non-youngest kids have it pretty good.The book argues that middle children actually have the best place in the birth order, because they are given more leeway than their older siblings and are less coddled than their younger siblings. As a result, middle children tend to develop independence and creativity, plus the diplomacy skills to be leaders in business and politics.
In fact -- it notes that 52 percent of presidents are middle children.