24 May 2022

What is the youngest member of a family like?

Funnier, more mischievous, but also more likely to think outside the box: that's what seems to differentiate the youngest child in a family from their older siblings.

  • A recent scientific study showed that the second child in a family is more likely to get into trouble than the first child, who is wiser and more respectful of the rules.
  • These trends do not prove that everything is a foregone conclusion, but parents are generally more permissive in raising their second child.
  • On the other hand, the youngest child in a family often looks at their sibling as a role model, while for the older child, parents are the role models.