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“Fact: Middle children have it hard”


















Bello, Fausat
Child Development 1
Hammond, Online education







Name: Lindsey     
Age: 15
Grade: 11
Household #: 5
Siblings: 3
Other : Middle child


1. Your favorite nickname? Fritz

2. Do you have any pets? Yes, two rabbits.

3. What is your favorite color? Black & pink

4. What is your favorite scent? Vanilla & strawberry

5. What's your favorite drink? Red Wine

6. What food do you hate? Liver (not liver spread)

7. What was your favorite subject at school? Social Studies & English

8. What was your least favorite subject at school? Math & Physics

9. The strangest thing you've ever done? Dyeing my hair blue-green (like I swallowed those pills taken by the Thompson twins)!

10. Favorite movie? September Tapes, Corto Maltese: La cour secrète des Arcanes, Kill Bill, Addams Family, A Series of Unfortunate Events, & Sleepy Hollow

11. Favorite actor? Johnny Depp

12. Favorite actress? Christina Ricci

13. Favorite travel destination? (Still needs to travel)

14. Favorite month, why? December because the weather's cooler.

15. The high point of your life? Cleaning up my act during college.

16. What novel are you reading right now? (None)

17. Favorite novel? Other Side of Midnight by Sydney Sheldon

18. Your favorite music right now? Ramones & Black Sabbath

19. What are your best qualities? Loyal to friends, loves to learn new stuff, & open-minded.

20. What are your worst qualities? Introvert at times, easily gets bored, & a glutton (though I weigh 97 lbs.).

21. If you were a character in a Tintin story, which one would you be? A merchant like Oliveira da Figueira.

22. If you were a historical character, who would you be? Queen Elizabeth I

23. How are you feeling today? Bored.



Name: Wasiu     
Age: 16
Grade: 11
Household #: 6
Siblings:5
Other :Oldest


1. Your favorite nickname? The Smurf

2. Do you have any pets? Two cats, Scaramouche and Pyewacket

3. What is your favorite color? RED

4. What is your favorite scent? Coffee brewing

5. What's your favorite drink? Coffee!!!

6. What food do you hate? Italian food-I can never taste it. Give me SPICES people!

7. What was your favorite subject at school? Everything but math

8. What was your least favorite subject at school? Math

9. The strangest thing you've ever done?
Dressed as Captain Skut from Flight 714 for Halloween (I'm female and most definitely NOT blonde)


10. Favorite movie? I Shot Andy Warhol

11. Favorite actor?

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Conclusion:
10. Favorite movie? I Shot Andy Warhol

11. Favorite actor? Christopher Meloni (the hot Sicilian-American guy in Law & Order SVU)

12. Favorite actress? Gong Li. Watch Temptress Moon or Raise The Red Lantern if you haven't heard of her.

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16. What novel are you reading right now? Gonna replace it with a nonfic book: The Examined Life by Roert Nozick.

17. Favorite novel? The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

18. Your favorite music right now? Most anything, but I like most punk and Eros Ramazzotti (both regular Italian and Castellano versions of albums)

19. What are your best qualities? Knowing that I'm a capable, intelligent woman who doesn't need to starve herself or have this and that enlarged and reduced to be proud of who she is.

20. What are your worst qualities? I get angry easily, especially when people don't recognize the obvious right in front of them.

21. If you were a character in a Tintin story, which one would you be? I'd be a Tintin/Haddock/Skut hybrid: Tintin because he's a reporter and short-statured,but solid; Haddock because when I get mad, I fly off the handle; and Skut because I absolutely love flying, those cool jackets and languages other than my own--not to mention I have a lot of "gaps in my mind" a la Flight 714 LOL

22. If you were a historical character, who would you be? Edward R. Murrow (yeah I wish)

23. How are you feeling today? Hungry!!!


Conclusion:
While interviewing the first child Lindsey we got into discussing the fact that she was a middle child she felt somewhat neglected or so “I’m the middle child in a family of four. I don't feel appreciated, like a third wheel. I'm starting to hate my siblings. I’m sick of hearing how pretty my older sister is. And it makes me mad that my younger sister has to be miss popular all the time and on top of that she has to do everything i do. My older brother is annoying too i wish he would just act his age. He's still living at home acting like he's 12 and he's twice that age and my parents treat him like a baby 'cause he's the oldest. This probably sounds dumb but it's all starting to get to me. No matter what i do i still cant stop being jealous of them and the attention they get. I feel like i'm ignored by everyone even out side of the family, even if it's not on purpose. I don't want to hate my sisters and brother. But I don’t know what to do?” She said. So I researched the topic and being a middle child myself came up with this response.

     Being the middle child, or one of the middle children can be tough. There is always the older sibling who parents seem to stick by because they were their first, and there is always the baby who seems to be loved because they're "the baby". But those are just labels that you and other people are putting on them. Believe it or not, I am sure your older sibling doesn't like to be the older child. I bet there is a lot of stress on him to set a good example for you and the rest of your siblings, and I bet your younger sibling hates being labeled the "baby". Just like you hate being labeled "the middle child". Also, don't label your siblings as miss popular, or childish... you know how much it hurts when people say things like that to you, right?
     Everyone wants to be treated as a person. If you want them to respect you and notice you, then you have to stop notice them for who they are not, not how they "act". Maybe you wish you were popular, or maybe you wish you can be fussed over like your other sibling, if that is the case, instead of ridiculing how they act, why don't you stand back and see how they act, and maybe you can pick up on some things?
     Secondly, maybe the reason you resent them so much is because you ARE a unique person and you don't understand how your one sibling can be so "popular" and follow the crowd, and your older sibling is such a baby at times. If that is the case, you probably have more confidence in yourself then you think, and instead of hating how they act, why don't you feel proud of yourself for not feeling as if you have to act the way they do? On the other hand, if you truly do want attention, you're going to have to be strong and stop labeling them and make the attempt to start relationships with them, and also with your parents. I hope that helped.















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http://www.pregnancy-info.net/topic_teen_pregnancy.html
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/teen.pregnancy.html
Magazine:
Will, George F. "Children." Time 25 Nov. 2002: 92.

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