August 12th is Middle Child's Day! Ever felt stuck in the middle when you were growing up – was because you were born second? Maybe you have a middle child? Great! This day gives folks like you and yours the opportunity to give a little well deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child in the family.
For parents of three children, you likely know the "Middle Child Syndrome" all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling from a very personal perspective.
The first child is the first child. Beyond a doubt, the first born is a very special occasion. And he, or she, has all of mom and dad for a while before the second child comes along. The final child is and always will be the baby of the family.
Studies have suggested that older and younger children tend to be more outgoing, or extroverted. The ‘middle child’ tends to be more introverted, quieter, perhaps a bit of a loner.
It is very fair and fitting that we celebrate, and place into the limelight, the middle child today. Go out and enjoy this day to the fullest. Tell the world about it. Be a little outspoken, and let the world know how great it is to be the middle child. You truly are a wonderful, talented, and special person!