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Using unpublished and little-known research from evolutionary psychology, sociology, and communications, The Secret Power of Middle Children illustrates how adaptive strategies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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.16(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Catherine Salmon, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Redlands in California. She lives in Beaumont, California.
Katrin Schumann is coauthor of Mommies Need Time-Outs, Too. She has appeared on the Today show as well as Women's Day. She lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
This book sucks