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Couples are normally excited with joy on two occasions. Once when the first child is born and second when they plan their last child together. It's very obvious that more love and affection normally goes to the first and the last born. According to a detailed survey by many leading behavioral experts, the child who falls in the middle often feels that he/she is misunderstood and not loved and cared enough as the other two siblings. The order in which each child is born does make a difference and often the middle one suffers from middle child personality disorder.
Middle Child Personality Couples are normally excited with joy on two occasions. Once when the first child is born and second when they plan their last child together. It's very obvious that more love and affection normally goes to the first and the last born. According to a detailed survey by many leading behavioral experts, the child who falls in the middle often feels that he/she is misunderstood and not loved and cared enough as the other two siblings. The order in which each child is born does make a difference and often the middle one suffers from middle child personality disorder. Most people still don't want to believe that middle child personality does exit in a happy and content family. Yes. It does. You may not even notice it until the child's behavior gets all violent and unnecessarily weird. One of the most common middle child personality traits is the sense of not belonging. They use violence as a tool to get attention from their parents and their siblings. In many cases, it has been noted that the middle child has been ignored by parents and often has been compared to another sibling, which makes them even more angry and ruthless. Being in the middle can often be scary and insecure. As they grow up, they often fail in personal and professional relationships, as they feel that love, care and affection, was never for them. Middle Child Personality Characteristics To maintain a good family it's necessary that you maintain healthy and loving family relationships between all the members. Let's believe that you've just noticed that a weird behavioral pattern in your middle child's nature and you can't figure out what is it. Have a look at these personality traits listed below, they will help you understand in a better way middle child syndrome. Lack of Sense of Belonging It's always noticed that the middle child may not be that close to the family. He/she struggles to be with the family as he/she is constantly ignored and unwanted. Situations may arise when the middle child may have to take sides between the older and younger one leading to many more family issues. Parents should take care that such situations shouldn't take place in the house. Inferiority Complex The constant feeling of being unwanted makes the child feel makes him/her suffer from low self esteem. The feeling of not needed is the worst feeling on this planet. Forget children, it can drive well grown adults mad. This can have a serious effect on the mental well being of a child and can also lead him to depression. Withdrawal from Social Life The children suffering from middle child personality are often victims of shyness and unsocial behavior. They don't like socializing and meeting people and this act may make them loners for the rest of their life. They already feel like outsiders in their own house and this feeling makes them inaccessible to the world also. Your child would spend more and more time with him/herself rather than going out and enjoy life with his/her siblings. Lack of Trust Due to the second child syndrome, the middle child has always been a loner with no one to understand his/her feelings, he/she automatically starts having trust issues with everyone he/she interacts with. Such a child has difficulty opening up to anyone. Although in many cases such children are also found to be gullible, as they long for someone to talk to and can easily be influenced. Tips to Cure Middle Child Personality Now that you have a brief idea about child personality disorder, let's talk about some tips on how to cure middle child personality disorder. If you have three kids, make sure you pay equal attention to all of them. None of them deserve to be ignored and all of them have the right of your love and affection. This ensures that child development happens normally and also ensures that they participate in all family activities without feeling neglected. Don't let the middle child suffer always in sibling rivalry, offer alternative solutions. If you ever see a situation where the middle child has to compromise, then take the situation in your own hands. Always remember to give every child some alone time. It's not possible to do that at home, so take each one of them turn by turn with you for grocery shopping, various other chores, etc, etc. Middle child personality can be very dangerous and also cause behavioral problems in children, which can be a mental block for a child if not treated at early stages. So it's always recommended that you pay equal attention to each and every one of your kids and not play the game of favoritism.
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