Research is now showing that birth order can have an effect on children’s behavior. If you want more than one child, get ready because Your Second Born Child Is More Likely To Be A Troublemaker.
Second Born Child More Likely To Be A Troublemaker
Having more than one kid is a lot of work. More diapers to change, more food to prepare, more activities to plan. And lets not forget less sleep at night.
But, here comes the best part: The second child is more likely to be a handful.
New research shows that the second child really can be a big challenge for parents, especially if your second happens to be a boy.
Researchers at MIT examined data from thousands of families in the US and in Denmark. They found that despite how different these two areas of the world are, second born boys are 20 to 40 per cent more likely to be disciplined in school and enter the criminal justice system.
They also noted second-born children are no more likely to be unhealthy, disabled or have a different education to their older siblings.
According to Joseph Doyle, one of the report’s authors, it comes down to who the second-born looks up to:
“The firstborn has role models, who are adults. And the second, later-born children have role models who are slightly irrational 2-year-olds, you know, their older siblings.”
Despite these scary findings, I don’t really think we should be alarmed. I believe there are so many factors that come into play throughout a child’s life which determine how great a life they will lead as adults.
We as parents play such an important role. Teach your kids good values, be present, and encourage kindness. I have a great post if you are interested in reading to your kids, 7 Amazing Books That Will Teach Your Kids Kindness.
Your Second Born Child Is More Likely To Be A Troublemaker. Maybe this is true. But don’t worry about it too much. You will survive and your children will become the people you raise them to be. Living in a loving and nurturing environment is all anyone needs.
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