Are you the first born, a middle child or youngest in your family?
Are you a perfectionist, a free spirit or a risk taker?
According to the experts, position in the family – or your birth order – can affect your personality, behaviour and view of the world. In fact, some consider birth order to be one of the most powerful influences on personality.
In this episode we chat with one of Australia’s leading parenting writers, Michael Grose, who wrote the very popular book “Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it”. The book unpacks birth order theory and explains how children in a family that share the same gene pool, similar socio economic environments and experience similar parenting styles can still have fundamentally different personalities, interests and even careers as adults, based on their birth order.
The book was first published in 2003 – this year it’s been updated and rereleased with revised info based on modern families that are getting smaller. We chat with Michael Grose about how birth order can impact your personality and how understanding it can actually make us better parents.
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Guest: Michael Grose
Host: Liv Williams
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