This is an interesting discussion - coming from a two-child family, I am not familiar with the middle child thing. Dr. Chris Blazina interviews Catherine Salmon about her recent book, The Secret Power of Middle Children: How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012
In this counterintuitive book, psychologist Catherine Salmon and journalist Katrin Schumann combine science, history, and real-life stories to reveal for the first time that our perception of middle children is dead wrong.
Using unpublished and little-known research from evolutionary psychology, sociology, and communications, The Secret Power of Middle Children illustrates how adaptive strategies middleborns develop during childhood translate into stronger friendships, lasting marriages, successful careers, and effective parenting.
Over seventy million adult Americans are middle children, and forty percent of young American families have middle children. With constructive advice on how to maximize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of being a middle child, Salmon and Schumann help middle children at any age (and their parents) use birth order as a strategy for success.