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I Am a Middle Child

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    Not Complaining D;

    I’m the middle child.  I have two sisters, one is 22 and the other is 11 years old.  Being the middle one can suck badly because I don’t get to enjoy my parents’ attention as much as my other two sisters do.  Their needs always seem to be above mine and my parents admit...
    meme30 meme30 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    My View of the World

    My sisters are 8 years older and my brother is 4 years younger.   I lived in my imaginary world and the perspective is quite interesting.  I grew up feeling ignored, not supported and stiffled.   I'm living my child hood all over...well not quite, but I'm...
    Amiddlekid Amiddlekid 31-35 1 Response Nov 16, 2008

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    The only thing that sucks about being the

    middle child (in my opinion) is that many of the people outside of your immediate family will only remember your older and younger sibling. Not you. I'm being serious- this has happened to me so many times. I've had relatives come up to me and my siblings and greet them, saying...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 11

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    Middle Child

    Im scared to be the middle child. My mom is supposed to have her baby this week. I keep reading stories about being the middle child. Seems horrible sometimes. But at the same time, I'm excited for her to be here because I want to see happiness.
    flyingunicorn1 flyingunicorn1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I have an older and younger sister.

    I'm stuck in the middle and I hate it. My parents treat me completely different. I'm the one who always gets yelled at. My parents even forgot my 16th birthday because they needed to go pick up my sister from school. Sometimes I think my parents forget I'm here. I'm now 19 years...
    ctrosch56 ctrosch56 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Realizations

    I am the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. My family has always been close and I never noticed how differently my parents treated each of us on an individual basis until recently. My mother hovers like a hawk over my older brother. At the dinner...
    ARandomKid ARandomKid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2010

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    Kinda-ish. I'm only a minute younger

    than my twin and I have a younger sis. But i never classified my self as a middle Child
    CupcakeQueen318 CupcakeQueen318 13-15, F Jan 20

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    I have 2 sisters and no brothers.

    So not only am I the middle child but I'm the only guy. It has its ups and downs but I wouldn't have it any other way.
    Josilla94 Josilla94 18-21, M Feb 7

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    Yep Middle One..

    It can very a very difficult position, but I believe it makes us stronger, better people. We can get along easier with all different types of people. We can take care of our own needs, were not babied, so we have to be stronger. We, honestly, got away with more because we...
    2pclog 2pclog 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    Middle Children Unite!

    I'm totally not into blogging. but this website is pulling me in. Specifically all the stories from fellow middle children. I'm the fourth child out of eight, all from the same parents. I have 4 sisters and three brothers and sometimes i feel like i am a clear definition of...
    1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Major Project

    Hi, My name is Alanna and I am conducting research for my Community and Family Studies Major HSC Project; The Independent Research Project. I will be conducting research in attempt to find out whether Middle Child Syndrome are indeed truth or fact. If you would kindly take the...
    allamaaaa allamaaaa 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    I am a middle child and only girl.

    I have an older brother by three years and younger twin brothers by 6. Does it get better when the oldest moves out?
    meinthemiddle meinthemiddle 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Red Head In the Middle!

    I like to say that my red hair serves as a warning sign to the general public :)  It certainly did to my two sisters.  I was happily the youngest for 6.5 years, with just one older sister - a blond.  When my younger sister was born - also blond! - I was so jealous...
    pynkcobra pynkcobra 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    I have an older brother,

    and a younger sister. Love them both to pieces <3
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    And It Shows

    Peacemaker, negotiator, easy to forget. I was smart and learned from my big sister's mistakes, though.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2010

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    After 18 Years Of Being The Baby

    I was the baby of the family for over 17 years. In August 2010, something amazing happened. My other older sister got married and moved out! I was officially an only child after having two older sisters for 17 years. Life was great as an only child. My parents finally paid more...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Smack dab in the middle,

    2 older sisters and a younger brother and sister😩
    miracle98 miracle98 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Stuck In The Middle ...With Me

    My older brother and I were close in age, maybe about 16 months a part. We had the same biological father, however my father never really acknowledged me but had a normal father son relationship with brother. My mother married my step-father, who I became very close with. In fact...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Being The Middle Child

    While, I think I am the most mature of all of the kids. I have two 10 years old brothers with autism and one big brother who is 15. My little brother are always spoiled with juice and sweets. My older brother is alway punches me and stuff. I hate being the middle child.
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F Sep 15, 2013

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    I always thought of it

    as a blessing. I have my older sister to get advice from, plus my younger brother to boss around. And the best part is that I get less attention from my parents so I can do whatever the hell I want.
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 May 2

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    My older sister and I are 5 years apart & my

    step brother is her age too. My younger sister is only one year younger (her bday is today wow). Being the middle kid sucks in my opinion bc the oldest gets praised and the youngest is the youngest but I'm in the middle and there's like nothing special about it. Or at least that...
    mickeyelles mickeyelles 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I guess im technically the middle child (3rd of

    4 girls, the older two being twins). Like everyone says, it def isn't easy. I feel like I basically fit the stereotype of your typical middle child...I often don't feel like im being heard from my family and I feel often overlooked at family gatherings. I think being a middle...
    sabgha123 sabgha123 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Me...

    I'm the middle child... Not the first born, not the baby... The second one. I may or may not have "middle child syndrome" I don't know. All I know is I'm the best one! :-D
    Riff76 Riff76 36-40 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Of Three

    Being the middle child, I have always felt out of place. I have an older brother and a younger sister. The fact that my family was/is dysfunctional, only heightened my sense of being "lost in the shuffle".  I had the added burden of being the oldest...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    I am the middle child to an older brother

    and younger sister. I am blessed to have a big brother and my little sister is my best friend. I consider her to be the other part of me, I don't know where I would be in m life without my siblings.
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Why The Middle Is Always On Top? :)

    Quite a positive title for a story for emotional-middle-children...but let us see. Have you noticed your five fingers? The tallest is located at the middle. Have you noticed every awarding of a sports ceremony the third place is in the lowest stand and followed by the second...
    29dodordz 29dodordz 18-21 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Even though you're not the oldest,

    or the youngest, you see, Being in the middle is a really neat place to be! The middle of a sandwich is the most important part, And in the middle of your body, you will find your heart. The engine in the middle is what runs a good machine; And our family wouldn't be the same...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 27

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    I have an older brother

    and a younger sister n I sometimes hate it. I feel like im ignored n neglected n that no1 cares bout me jst cuz im the middle child.
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Middle Child

    I'm the middle child, I have an older sister and younger brother. I have always been treated differantly by my parents then my siblings. My siblings get anything they want, I got hand me down clothes while both of them got new clothes. If my siblings wanted to go and do something...
    Baseball25girl Baseball25girl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Major Project

    Hi, My name is Alanna and I am conducting research for my Community and Family Studies Major HSC Project; The Independent Research Project. I will be conducting research in attempt to find out whether Middle Child Syndrome are indeed truth or fact. If you would kindly take the...
    allamaaaa allamaaaa 22-25, F Nov 11, 2013

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    I am the middle child

    for both. My mother and my father(they both have older daughters). My sister on my moms side is 24. My dad's older daughter is 18. I'm 18 and my younger sister is 15. My mom adores my older sister and babies my younger sister. I have brought up on multiple occasions that I would...
    ciwwaf ciwwaf 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I was born into a bad family,

    with abuse, and a very cruel father.. I had two brothers, one older, one younger.. When i was four we were brought into a children's home.. The relationship with my older brother was never easy, he has been old enough to understand what was going on in our family and he copied...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    Yup Yup...

    On my mom's side yes, I am the middle child. She had three daughters, I am the second one. On my biological dad's side he and that wife have a child, but I still remain in the middle. Then my mom is remarried herself and he has a son, but I still remain in the middle. I am a...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F Jun 27, 2011

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    3ed Of 4 And My Mom Wants A 5th

    I hate being the middle child.. I'm the 3ed of 4 children and my mom wants to have a 5th when 2 are already out of the house and engaged and the last 2 are about to finish school in a couple years.. Crazy, right? I hate being the middle child mainly because in a way I'm treated...
    NicoleLeigh1727 NicoleLeigh1727 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Got an older sister and a younger brother.

    I don't think I have "middle child syndrome" though. I don't really crave attention and think my sister got to do everything first and my brother gets everything since he's the baby. I'm just like whatever. I'm good. lol.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I love this song because

    as a middle child I litterally often feel that I'm in the middle. 
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F Feb 8

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    I am the middle child between 2 brothers.

    ........ it wasn't easy LOL
    genny12 genny12 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    miracle98 miracle98 13-15, F Mar 6

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    Well of my dad's I am.

    I am his third child out of four total. Of my mother's I am the oldest.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I'm A Middle Child And I Hate It

    I'm a middle child. I have an older sister and a younger brother. As a child, I remember my mom telling me that she wished i was a boy. I think I was only 5 or 6 at that time. But you dont forget such things. As an 11 year old, I heard my dad say that I was his least favorite...
    ash889 ash889 18-21 16 Responses May 7, 2011

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    I'm Not Really Cut Out For My Family.

    My older sister is really beautiful, tall and skinny. She's funny and nice and sweet. I love her a lot and she's really nice to me. We like to joke around a lot. She just graduated and she's going to pharmacy school. She's hard working and smart. She's got a great boyfriend and...
    wishiwasamillionaire wishiwasamillionaire 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Smack Dab....

    ....in the middle. I have an older sister and a younger brother! I can relate to most middle child stories and I hate when people ask if I have "middle-child syndrome".
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely 21-25, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    Being in the middle means planning around

    EVERYONE else in your family and being forgotten from time to time. But it also means that you help keep the peace because you are and older child AND a younger child. It's kind of a weird thing for me. I love and hate being in te middle at the same time :/
    Bongopanda Bongopanda 16-17, M Jun 6

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    Middle

    Growing up in my family I was a textbook middle child, completely lost in the void of family. My sister and I were born in the same year, exactly 11 months and 5 days apart..shhh trust me, I've heard it all!! No, birth control was not practiced, yes we are close in age...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    I was always 'wild and carefree' 'rebellious'

    'middle child syndrome'!! They bellowed. It made no sense to me, I was already programmed subconsciously to believe I was second best already. With neurotic drug fueled traumatized parents I was a shoe in for a personality disorder.... I'm floating now..... Besides that. He came...
    creepn creepn 22-25, F Mar 6

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    The 5th Of 6

    I was born in a large family and I hate it. I'm the 5th child out of 6, the youngest daughter and I never got any attention or anything. Here's the order: Older brother: Age 31. Favorited by my mom for joining the Army and was her first kid (obviously) Oldest sister: Age 29 (30...
    MissCricket MissCricket 22-25, F Aug 6, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm the oddball middle daughter. In fact a few examples of me being odd is both of my sisters are brunette and i'm blonde. Then they are tall and slender and well...i wish I was. i...
    angelexondra angelexondra 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I'm the second child of the family. I have an older brother who is a year older than me & a younger sister 8 1/2 yrs. younger than me. I can't say my parents are bad but I've been...
    Cfil26 Cfil26 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    NO ONE CARES ABOUT ME !! I WISH MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS NEVER BORN THEN I WOULD NEVER BE SAD AND CRYING RIGHT NOW😭😭😫😭😭😭😫😢
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I AM THE OLDEST CHILD OF MY FATHER BUT NOT OF MY MOTHER. IS LIFE NOT STRANGE IM THE OLDEST AND THE MIDDLE CHILD AT THE SAME TIME. WHERE DO YOU FALL? TYPE SLOWLY I HAVE A VISION...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M a week ago

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    I believe that a child just as every other human being is entitled to their own opinion that was not set on them by their religious parents or guardians. By telling someone (child...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    When I was 10 my father,a Croatian immigrant, wrecked his Range Rover and damn near killed my 8 1/2 year old sister and me. CPS was soon knocking on our door, because my father was...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Specifically people who hate literally all children. Not just disliking individual children. I hear them say things like "I hate kids" and if when I ask what they mean by that...
    SilverRainHalo SilverRainHalo 22-25