Ok, middles, this is YOUR time to SHINE! Finally, you get to feel some love as the world pauses to celebrate and recognize you birth order spot. August 12th is National Middle Child Day, a day to focus all the family’s energy on you, the middle child and celebrate the special person you are to them.
Ways to shine a spotlight on the Middle
- Make your middle his/her favorite dish for dinner.
- Take your middle child out for a special breakfast.
- Take a walk, throw a frisbee, create some art or just snuggle up with your middle child.
- List all the things about your middle child that makes them important to the family. Share the list with your middle child.
- Let your middle child pick their favorite dessert and movie for after dinner. Let the whole family enjoy it together.
A few interesting facts about middle children
- According to Psychology Today, middle children “are focused on fairness; they perceive injustice in their family and are attuned to the needs of others as they grow up.”
- Middles tend to be strongly loyal and defend the helpless.
- Middles are natural negotiators due to their line up in the birth order. They understand the art of compromise.
Famous middle children include Warren Buffet, Jennife Lopez, John F. Kennedy, Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela.
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