Happy International Middle Child’s Day

Today is International Middle Child’s Day!

My husband and I are both the first born in our families, so I didn’t really understand the struggles of the middle child… until I had three kids myself.

I now see the shift in dynamic when there are three, and I am ever-cognizant of the need to ensure that my kids each get equal love, support and time.


I think the idea of middle child syndrome comes from the child feeling forgotten – and this is directly tied to a child’s attachment needs not being met.

Though entirely unintentional, having multiple children requires a difficult balancing act. And, even the best-intentioned parents are only human… and imperfect!

As you know, in my work with families, I am a big proponent of supporting a child’s attachment needs – not just at nighttime, but during the day too. Recognizing the potential for a middle child to feel lost or left out often helps to mitigate to potential issues – including night wakings – whereby a child seeks greater closeness and connection.


So this post goes out to all the middle children out there!

And, remember, I’m always here to help! Book your free 15 minute discovery call today.



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