National Middle Child Day: Is Middle Child Syndrome a real thing? 

JACOB! JACOB! JACOB!
RACHEL! RACHEL! RACHEL! 
(shout out to all the Jan Brady’s in the world!)

Hannah became our middle child eleven days after she turned three years old and has been fighting the science behind whether or not “middle child syndrome” is a real thing ever since. She even gained honorable recognition for her arguments during a grade 5 public speaking contest on the topic.

Being the middle child may often mean being overshadowed by your siblings or feeling the need to compete with them for the attention of their parents. 

But being the middle child also builds character and strength and empathy which are all very empowering skills to acquire at a young age and will often lead to developing great leadership and teamworking skills later on in life.

If you look at the positive side you will also see that being the middle child gives you the best of both worlds by always having an older sibling there to look out for you and a younger sibling for whom you can mentor. 

Being the middle child takes a certain kind of sole, a role that I believe has helped shape Hannah into our peacekeeper, most flexible and even-tempered child. Her ego is always in check, she’s a good listener, an empathetic ear and a great role model. 

And let’s be honest, if you were to compare your sibling birth order to that of an oreo cookie, who here could argue that the middle of the oreo cookie isn’t the best part!

Happy National Middle Child Day Hannah! We love you to the moon and back, forever and a day!!

Feel free to tag all your favourite middle children in your life and if you yourself are a middle child give yourself some extra kindness and love today!

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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