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Monday, February 19, 2018

The firstborn gets the love of parents, and younger brothers low self-esteem

How would the parents not want to believe that their children they love them equally, most of them have Pets, and usually it’s older kids. This is the conclusion of experts from the University of California also found that sometimes this injustice affects the self-esteem of older brothers and sisters.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Experts interviewed 768 fathers and mothers, the components of the 384 couples with two children born with a difference of less than four years. The question is, can they be called among your own children, your pet, 70% of mothers and 74% of fathers responded positively. Parents were not asked to say who they love more, however, the second part of the study, which was attended attended by sons and daughters, forced scientists to consider that we are talking about older children.

Psychologists asked children from the same families, not have them feel that their parents treat them worse than brother or sister. The children also answered that answered this question in the affirmative, said, whether they feel that this has a negative impact on their self-esteem. As it turned out, themselves deprived of attention significantly more often felt the younger children, and on their self-esteem is really affected.

The study’s lead author Catherine Conger reported that initially she had expected the opposite result — what exactly the senior children will feel deprived of attention after the appearance of the younger. According to Corner, it seemed to her that the younger children will get more attention from her parents at an early age, being smaller and weaker and it will affect the self-esteem of older brothers. The question of why everything was the opposite, the experts have to answer with certainty I can not.

Their work, scientists reported in a scientific publication Journal of Family Psychology.

Recently another study showed that younger children may well get lucky in another aspect as they are, by definition, were born later of his sister or brother, their youth will have more of a “distant future”, which means that the system of education and progress in General will be located at the next stage of development that, as a result, most likely, will play a positive role.

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