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View Poll Results: What is your Birthorder in your family?
First Child 90 49.45%
Middle Child 32 17.58%
Last Child 43 23.63%
Only Child 17 9.34%
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Old 06-14-04, 04:31 PM
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I would guess 1st children (this also includes only children) are found in most families with children ......
That's a good point, but I made only children a separate catagory to distinguish that group. Firstborns, outside of the 'Only childern', all have siblings. But you are right...a more accurate measurement would also consider the number of siblings in each family and make adjustments to account for the lower number of middle and last borns.
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Oh, I hope you don't think I was seriously critiquing the poll...

I was making a joke (I guess a lot of people don't find math very funny at all, for some peculiar reason....)



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My early teachers didn't make math a very interesting subject for me. And if they did, I probably wouldn't have been paying attention anyway.
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Math is one of those subjects that can be taught badly in so many different ways.... it takes a really motivated and talented elementary school teacher to make it interesting. If not, kids usually grow up hating it....


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I'd definitely be willing to give it another shot, given the right teacher, of course.
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I'm first of two children.
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So am I, Big. I've got a younger brother.
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My younger brother is in sales and is very good at it because he is outgoing and very likeable. I find that that many last borns are like that, outgoing, friendly, and easy going types.
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High percentage of firstborns...is that becasue more firstborns are reading the forums? That can't be right. Where are the middles and lasts?
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Hey lastborn! There's one!
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Here's a quote from an interesting article...

"..It follows that if the causes of the problems were rooted in brain or neurological malfunctions, they would be in effect at all times. Similarly, if the disorder is a genetic or neurological impairment, why is it so prevalent among first-born children? It's difficult to conceive that birth order could be a factor in a genetic or neurological impairment. We believe that our national obsession with genetics to help us understand social or psychological dysfunction has met its limits in ADD/ADHD. Strengthening our conviction are recent animal studies which found that brain chemicals and genes themselves are altered by experience. It follows that to alter the symptoms of ADD/ADHD we must alter the everyday human experiences of the individuals suffering from its symptoms."

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http://www.danceokanagan.com/arp1/articles/addaddhd.htm
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Another interesting article related to birth order and ADHD...

"...Of those referred for attention problems but not diagnosed as such, 6% did not satisfy criteria for any DSM-IV diagnosis, 31% received one diagnosis (most often a SLD), 39% received two diagnoses, and 24% received 3 or more diagnoses. Chi square tests of independence did not yield significant differences between first, second, or later-borns with respect to the following groups: ADHD vs. non-ADHD, SLD vs. non-SLD, ADHD vs. SLD, and SLD + ADHD vs. non-SLD + non-ADHD. If birth order totals for each group (ADHD, SLD, and ADHD + SLD) were compared to an expected value that was equal among all groups, a goodness-of-fit analysis indicated that second born children were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with a SLD than other birth order groups..."

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http://else.hebis.de/cgi-bin/sciserv...3_boracwhdasld
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