Happy National Middle Child Day, a day where only middle children in the family can be celebrated! Do you suffer from middle child syndrome? If you’ve never heard of it, you will want to keep reading.
Many people believe that birth order plays a very important role in the personalities of children. The “Middle Child Syndrome” states that the first-born is most often the leader and the role-player while the youngest child is always considered the baby of the family, leaving the middle child without a special “role.” Birth order is also known to contribute to the Big Five personality traits: extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience.
National Middle Children’s Day was created by Elizabeth Walker in the 1980s. In a newspaper article turned in by her grandson, Litton Walker, III, Elizabeth Walker stated that she wanted to create a national day to honor those children “born in the middle of families” who she felt tend to be “left out.”
While it may be true in most cases that middle children are often largely ignored, there’s a lot of great things to say for the middle children of the family! Just look at some of the most famous middle children: Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, Chris Pratt, Britney Spears and many more.
According to various studies, middle children tend to stand for truth and justice, they are more sex-positive and have an easier time discovering themselves in life. So, for all you free-spirited middle children, be sure to get out there and celebrate your day! And be sure to let us know in the comments how you celebrated!