Growing up firstborn: the pressure and privilege of being number one

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Dell, Jan 1, 1990 - Fiction - 309 pages
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The firstborn in every family has unmistakable traits that help him or her in life--or make life harder.  If you're married to one, you know that a firstborn can be relied on... or can be a real nitpicker.  If you work with one, you know they can be tough taskmasters. And if you are one, you know that everybody always expects you to do everything. Perfectly. Now you can learn how to: Alter destructive family patterns, let go of sibling rivalry, succeed in your career by overcoming your need to do everyone's job for them, and sidestep the snares of parenting a firstborn with wit and warmth. Dr. Kevin Leman, best-selling author and authority on birth order, shows us the significance of being firstborn in every aspect of our lives and helps us deal with the pressures and privileges ofGrowing Up Firstborn.

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User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

Insanely accurate and explains alot even with variations in birth order. Now we know why our family has (DRIVEN)... insane members. Read full review

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User Review  - Leta-Kaye - Goodreads

Mom picked this up for a quarter, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Although outdated, this book was an interesting self-awareness type read. Nothing shocking, but plenty to contemplate. Particularly I ... Read full review


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