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The Secret Power of Middle Children: How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities [NOOK Book]

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Middle children are underachievers, overshadowed and overlooked, right? Wrong.

Combining research in evolutionary biology, psychology and sociology with real-life stories, psychologist Catherine Salmon, Ph.D., and journalist Katrin Schumann reveal what it really means to grow up in between, including ...
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The Secret Power of Middle Children: How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities

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Overview


Middle children are underachievers, overshadowed and overlooked, right? Wrong.

Combining research in evolutionary biology, psychology and sociology with real-life stories, psychologist Catherine Salmon, Ph.D., and journalist Katrin Schumann reveal what it really means to grow up in between, including how:

• Middles receive less financial and emotional support from their parents, but become remarkably successful and innovative adults
• Middles can be stubbornly independent as teens, but are extraordinary team players later in life
• Middles are often seen as outcasts, but are actually far less likely to get divorced or be in therapy than their siblings.

With surprising insights into how our birth order affects us, as well as constructive advice on how to maximize advantages and overcome drawbacks, The Secret Power of Middle Children shows middleborns at any age (and their parents) how to use what seems to be a disadvantage as a strategy for personal and professional success.
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Growing up, you probably were convinced that your older sibling was receiving more attention, but who's sorry now? According to psychologist Catherine Salmon, the author of this book, middle children possess adaptive skills that translate into resilient friendships, joyful marriages, successful careers, and effective parenting. For America's seventy million plus middle siblings, this book confirms what the best of us already knew.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101543429
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 425,282
  • File size: 695 KB

Meet the Author


Catherine Salmon, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Redlands. She lives in Beaumont, California.

Katrin Schumann is a journalist, freelance editor, and mother of three. She lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
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  • Posted August 26, 2011

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    Highly recommend - a great read !

    I haven't just recommended this to others who have been blessed to be a "middle-borner", but also to parents who have middle children who would like to better understand more of their mind-set. This might help parents understand why their child takes off on his/her own alot.

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    Posted July 4, 2012

    Ummmmmm

    This book sucks

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