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You Can't Treat a Second Child Like a First Child

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

When Wally was born, I was convinced I was going to treat him exactly the same way I treated Jay. I promised myself that in our family, with my parenting, it would be different. Three years in, it's clear that's the wrong strategy, even if it were possible to achieve.

The Achiever, the Peacemaker and the Life of the Party: How Birth Order Affects Personality

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

I know that no two children have the same set of parents, even though they live in the same family. Why? Because parents are different with each of their children, and no two children ever take the same role.

28 Signs You're Dealing With An Oldest Child

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin and Emma Mustich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents

Add another data point to the Great Birth Order Debate. Last month, researchers at Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis released the...

The Dynamics of Three

Wendy Bradford | Posted 04.01.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Love expands; it is time and attention we have to divide. And those are never equal.

A Mama's Self-Analysis as Her Firstborn Heads to Kindergarten

Erin Cox | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Erin Cox

My oldest child, Ella, will be heading to kindergarten in two weeks... and I find myself experiencing a swirl of mixed emotions.