Second-Born Children Are More Likely to Be Naughty
Well another study has been conducted and this one has found that second born siblings are more likely to misbehave, with some being "super naughty".
Once upon a time, a study concluded that the first born's were born smarter, and this new report, from Joseph Doyle (who is an MIT economist), states that the "curse of the second-born child" is SO true.
Dr D (as I like to call him) and his colleagues say that second-born's (particularly boys) are more inclined to be rebellious than their older siblings, plus runner up child is more likely to get in tisk tisk serious trouble at school or with the law.
And they have an explanation, apparently, they say that parenting styles can change according to birth order, like the first born might receive undivided attention from their parents, but when the next one comes along, then there is competition between the 2 of them for the attention, plus the first born might be expected to be a role model for the younger siblings, which can be such a pain, rolls eyes!
But just remember this is just a study and not every person on the planet took part in it, so most of us second siblings should be totally fine.
Image thanks to PIXABAY.