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A second opinion on the myths about the second child
Are you a classic first child? A stereotypical second child? An obvious only child? We tend to put a lot of stock into the notion that our birth order, or how many siblings we have, shapes our personalities and outcomes. But according to journalist Lynn Berger, the science is in — and birth order has no effect. None. She explains why so many of us still hold those beliefs, and more, in a discussion about her new book, Second Thoughts: On Having and Being a Second Child.