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

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

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by Catherine Salmon
 

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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Using unpublished and

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Using unpublished and little-known research from evolutionary psychology, sociology, and communications, The Secret Power of Middle Children illustrates how adaptive strategies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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

From the Publisher
“Powerful advice … anchored in hard science and illuminated by vivid case examples.”—David M. Buss, author of Evolutionary Psychology

“Entertaining and provocative.”—Frank J. Sulloway, author of Born to Rebel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101543429
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
606,774
File size:
711 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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Secret Power of Middle Children 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Scotts_Lair More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucks