January 27, 2007 1:20pm CST
I am the middle child out of 7 I have 1brother and 2 sisters younger and 1 brother and 2 sister older how many of you felt out of place when trying to play with either the younger or older siblings I kinda stuck to my self when playing but me and my little brother are the closest and my next to the youngest sister and my self are close although my parents love us very much i still felt like I was left out but I was not... What about you did you ever feel left out as a child and were you ever stuck in the middle of your siblings
27 Jan 07
The psychologists has unearthed this fact long ago. The middle child is always having the most baffled position in the family. The persistent feeling of being caught in the middle is there. The parents mostly give their attention to the older and the younger children. The older children relate to each other well, and so, with the younger ones. So, you feel to be always the one left behind. The neglected and unloved one. I used to feel that way, too. In fact, I've nurtured through the years some kind of bitterness against my parents. Although I observed that my parents did their best to see everyone to school, I always have to be the one to give in - the one to be considerate. I will have to use the clothes which the older siblings can no longer use or I'll have nothing much to wear, I always take second place to them at all times. I am supposed to be understanding to the younger siblings, I am the older one. Boy, I felt that at home I am alone and a nobody, why was I ever been born? Now that I am of age, I understand that it's really difficult to run a big family. Some will always be left behind in terms of parental attention. Good for those who have only two kids in the family.