Middle child truths that all parents of three kiddos will know to be true

Dad and three kids in car

Middle children are their own special combination of excellent negotiator, adventurous rebel and caring friend. Their second-on-the-scene status means they are often more flexible by nature, as they slot into already-established family life and make their mark.

Here are some of the very excellent qualities you might see in middle kiddos:

They're relaxed rebels

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While first-borns bore the brunt of discipline, parental anxiety and rules, second-borns are less scrutinised and have more freedom to rebel and be creative.

Their parents don't have as much time (nor inclination) to impose boundaries and helicopter parent, so middle children have more opportunities to explore and innovate.

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