Firstborns Sentence Examples
For example if a family has two daughters then has two sons, the first daughter and the first son will be treated as firstborns.
Nearly half of all U.S. presidents were firstborns; only four were lastborns.
Firstborns often choose professions that require precision, such as careers in science, medicine, law, engineering, computer science, or accounting.
Firstborns can harbor some resentment toward siblings because parental attention has to be shared.
If this does not bring the attention they want, some firstborns defy authority and misbehave or rebel.Advertisement
This competition with firstborns drives secondborns and middleborns to innovation, doing or being different from their older siblings in order to make themselves stand out in the family dynamic.
Middle children can feel forgotten or overlooked because of the attention or demands of either the firstborns or the lastborns.
Only children may demonstrate characteristics of firstborns and lastborns.
Firstborns, after all, are only children until the first sibling is born.
Firstborns often feel pressure to succeed or perform well, either by parents or through their own inner drives.Advertisement
Firstborns also feel pressure to be good examples for their siblings.
Some parents are quick to punish firstborns for not measuring up.
Others constantly correct firstborns because they think it will help these children succeed.
If firstborns cannot meet these expectations or fear that they cannot, they often become depressed and sometimes resort to suicide to escape the pain they feel.
Parents need to realize that firstborns need not be perfect in order to succeed.Advertisement
In addition, parents should acknowledge firstborns as people, not the products of their efforts.
When placed in leadership or mentoring roles with their younger siblings, some firstborns may demonstrate aggressive or domineering behavior.
Finding out what special talents or interests these children have and encouraging them through classes or events makes them feel like they matter and are as important as firstborns or lastborns.
Firstborns are also well represented in the field of journalism.
For example, both firstborns and only children are often very intelligent, ambitious, and articulate.Advertisement