older and Wiser:
oldest children in birth order
People in the birth order of oldest children are probably among the most over-
studied sibling groups in the world. Researchers have shown great interest in oldest
children for many years, and there is general agreement among them about the
characteristics that are commom to most oldest children.
"From ancient times, the oldest child has had a special significance in the family -
and in the world.
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marathon. It's not enough to have a
friendly game of tennis, they have to attach the ball and demolish the opponent"
(Sulloway 73). "They dont dont easily as for help. They have trouble trusting in the ability
of others, and even if they are able to delegate work, they aren't able to delegate their
anxiety about the work being done right. After all, their younger siblings could never do
anything as well as they could" (Richardson 62).