Yes, there is such a thing as, “Middle Child Day” and as a middle child, I invite everyone especially my middle-child friends to join me in checking out the information and websites below.
Together let’s continue to love and own the positive middle-child characteristics that guide us through this fun journey called life – One Day at a Time.
We middle-child kids are in good company with other
beautiful middle-child people . . .
Susan B Anthony
Malcolm in the Middle
And we can’t forget the intelligent, kind and passionate about the planet and all living things, Lisa Simpson, the second child of Homer and Marge, the younger sister of Bart, and the older sister of Maggie.
Middle child syndrome is an idea, not a diagnosis.
Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was an Austrian physician and psychiatrist . . . created and studied three main theories. Inferiority v. superiority, social interest, and birth order. His theory surrounding birth order stated that the order siblings/children are born significantly affects children’s adolescence and personality type.
According to Adler’s theory, the life of each first, middle, and last-born sibling is different regarding birth order, and their personality traits can be affected by this.
- The oldest child may be dominant and conservative.
- The middle child may be cooperative and independent.
- The youngest child may be ambitious and privileged 
With middle children being “stuck in the middle,” it can become standard for the middle-born to feel unloved or have less attention on them from their parents. There are certain family situations where birth order and middle child syndrome don’t apply. Alfred Adler’s concept surrounding birth order relies on the stereotypical dysfunctional family.