>How Does Birth Order Affect A Child’s Personality

My oldest is so responsible. My middle is a handful. The baby is adorable. Sound familiar? Birth order does effect a child’s personality.


Birth order has been shown to affect a child’s personality. The forerunner of this idea was Alfred Adler, who was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud. Adler suggested that birth order was a major determinant of the main influences on personality. Since the family unit is the primary social unit for children for so many years, it only makes sense that birth order would affect how a child’s personality develops. Read More>>>


About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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One Response to >How Does Birth Order Affect A Child’s Personality

  1. Galen Pearl says:

    >Hi, Thanks for following my blog! This is an interesting topic because my kids are all adopted or foster kids. They joined our family in an order that did not match their birth family order and did not match their age order in my family! I think they must be very confused!

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