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

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This myth-busting book shows how "forgotten" middle children can-and do-rule the world.

In this counterintuitive book, psychologist Catherine Salmon and journalist Katrin Schumann combine science, history, and real-life stories to reveal for the first time that our perception of middle children is dead wrong.

Using unpublished and little-known research from evolutionary psychology, sociology, and communications, The Secret Power of Middle ...

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Overview


This myth-busting book shows how "forgotten" middle children can-and do-rule the world.

In this counterintuitive book, psychologist Catherine Salmon and journalist Katrin Schumann combine science, history, and real-life stories to reveal for the first time that our perception of middle children is dead wrong.

Using unpublished and little-known research from evolutionary psychology, sociology, and communications, The Secret Power of Middle Children illustrates how adaptive strategies middleborns develop during childhood translate into stronger friendships, lasting marriages, successful careers, and effective parenting.

Over seventy million adult Americans are middle children, and forty percent of young American families have middle children. With constructive advice on how to maximize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of being a middle child, Salmon and Schumann help middle children at any age (and their parents) use birth order as a strategy for 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: 9781594630804
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Salmon, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands in California. Her award-winning research has been featured in Time, The Washington Post, The National Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer and in documentaries for the Science Channel and Oxygen.

Katrin Schumann is an author, freelance editor and teacher. Co-author of Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too, she appeared on NBC's "Today" as well as in Women's Day and The Daily Telegraph.

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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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