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Birth Order Theory. Mr. Koch Psychology Forest Lake High School. Birth Order. Being born first, last, or in the middle gives a person a certain role in the family. Only Child & Oldest. Have parents to themselves Want and are the center of attention A lot of pressure, perfectionism

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Birth order theory

Birth OrderTheory

Mr. Koch

Psychology

Forest Lake High School


Birth order
Birth Order

  • Being born first, last, or in the middle gives a person a certain role in the family


Only child oldest
Only Child & Oldest

  • Have parents to themselves

  • Want and are the center of attention

  • A lot of pressure, perfectionism

  • Strong need for approval


Only child
Only Child

  • Doesn’t have to compete with brothers and sisters

  • Tends to be more relaxed and self confident

  • Experience special pressures to be perfect

  • Sensitive to being left out

  • Needs periods of solitude

  • Treated as “little adult”


Oldest child
Oldest Child

  • Adopts parental values

  • Tends to be more assertive/aggressive

  • Highly motivated to achieve

  • More strong willed and stubborn

  • Among most successful, but do have anxiety and fear they will not achieve standards


Oldest child1
Oldest Child

  • “The Axioms of the Firstborn”

    • Everyone depends on me

    • I can’t get away with anything

    • It’s tough being the oldest

    • I was never allowed to be a child

    • If I don’t do it, it won’t get done

    • If I don’t do it, it won’t get done right

    • I never said I wanted to be a role model

    • Boy, if I had acted the way you do…!

    • Mom never let me do that when I was your age

    • Why do I have to do it? They never do anything around here.


Middle child
Middle Child

  • Feeling of being left out

  • Need extra love

  • Not jealous of newborn

  • Sibling rivalry less intense

  • Mediator, negotiator, avoids conflict

  • Independent, likes a lot of people/activity

  • Competitive and ambitious

  • Uses charm to arbitrate or manipulate to get one’s way

    • As a result, may experience much success


Youngest child
Youngest Child

  • Less expected of them

  • Being baby of family may inhibit emotional growth

  • More spontaneous, original, and creative

  • In performing jobs where they are “on stage”

  • A pleasant companion

  • As adults may want to be independent



Oldest child teacher
Oldest Child Teacher

  • Create complicated projects for students to complete

  • They like structure and order in the classroom

  • They are happiest when students are sitting in nicely arranged desks, straight in a line

  • Students are quiet and do as they are told

  • The oldest child teacher will be frustrated unless they learn how to achieve organization in a different way


Middle child teacher
Middle Child Teacher

  • Is interested in the psychological well-being as well as the academic achievement of the student

  • They seek out the rebellious students in hope of influencing them in a more positive direction

  • They try to achieve order through mutual respect and understanding


Youngest child teacher
Youngest Child Teacher

  • Are more creative, fun loving, adjust well to noise and disorder

  • Teachers allow students to take more responsibility so they won’t have to do everything themselves