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

by Catherine Salmon Ph.D., Katrin Schumann
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

by Catherine Salmon Ph.D., Katrin Schumann

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452297937
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 689,633
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Part 1 Busting the Myth of the Middle Child

Chapter 1 The Myth of the Middle Child 3

Chapter 2 How Do You Know If You re a Middle Child? 25

Chapter 3 Middle Children Are Brilliant Negotiators 45

Chapter 4 Middle Children Are Trailblazers 73

Chapter 5 Middle Children Are Justice Seekers 99

Part 2 Unleashing the Secret Power of the Middle Child

Chapter 6 Middle Children in the Workplace 129

Chapter 7 Middle Children as Friends and Lovers 161

Chapter 8 Parenting a Middle 187

Chapter 9 Middle Children as Parents 219

Chapter 10 Looking to the Future 253

Bibliography 267

Index 281

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