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Middle Child Syndrome is when a child is born in between other child and feels negleted. The middle child is faced threw challenges such as feeling like nothing, not worth, no one caring, ect. An Older child gets lots of attention, and gets everything first. They are the "most dependable" ones through the eyes of family members/parents. The younger child also known as "the baby" of the family gets most attention. This child gets the most attention and can get away with anything. They usually have less discipline. The middle child is usually left without anything. People tend to not notice they're there.the end up feeling left out and forgotten.parents don't usually focus on there needs only their dire emergencies. Middle children seek love and happiness through friends and become social butterflies. But through Neglection by parents the child drifts away and becomes a loner with family.
(Over this and past year)
Youngest: yeah it's my birthday! (Party, Dave and Busters, 100$)
Oldest: yeah! My birthday... Mom can I please get my hair done. (Hair cut, low lights)
Middle: it's my birthday... Hello?

Mom: sorry honey but I just paid school fees can't really afford any birthday presents right now, if it helps I didn't get your (older) sister anything.
Middle: it's fine (mind: it's fine if you can't afford anything, but seriously a card is like a dollar, just a dollar. Glad I'm not worth a dollar)
(When middle child confronts people about how they feels other are like sure that HAPPEND... Middle child syndrome
by Aria...mont March 14, 2015
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When a middle child - typically of a family of three kids who are close in age - feels left out or neglected.

Because the bigger sibling is the first born and typically an over-achiever, they are the most important and get the most privileges. A younger sibling is the 'baby' of a family and gets away with more as well as being the most looked-after. Middle-child syndrome starts when the middle child is squeezed between these two and have trouble finding their 'niche' in the family.

Middle children will sometimes...
-misbehave to get attention
-go with the flow
-work as little as possible
-be less parent-dependent then their siblings
-become the 'loner' of the family, not participate in family events unless told to.
-play the peacemaker
-be more likely to go to a friend for advice than a parent
-be very creative

In short its where the older child gets all the awards, the younger gets all the love, and the middle gets nothing.
(A real-life example of what happened to my younger sis, who suffers from middle child syndrome)

Oldest: Hey I just turned 16!
Mom: Lets go pick you out a car!
Oldest: Yay!

-1 1/2 yrs later-

Middle: Hey I just turned 16!
Mom: Oh.. er.. well we're still paying for your sib's car, so you'll have to just borrow from her when you can..
Middle: >.>

-2 yrs later-

Youngest: Hey! I just turned 16!
Mom: Yay! And I just finished paying for the other car! Lets go get you a car!
Middle: Hey! I should be the next one to get a new car!
Youngest: but its MY birthday
middle: Thats stupid
mom: Be nice to your little sister on her birthday!! Come on, birthday-girl! Lets go get that car!
Youngest: WOO!
by Oldest July 18, 2009
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A disposition that generally arises with the middle child of three children in a household. Middle children often lack the attention that the oldest (the most important child) and the youngest (the parent's favorite child) receive.

Middle child syndrome is often characterized by: lack of friends (a loner), inability to maintain relationships, extreme creativity (writing, music, art, etc.), an easy going personality, trouble choosing a career path, trouble maintaining a career, quick loss of interest in things, negative outlook on life, half-assing, and indecisiveness. Famous middle children include David Letterman, Madonna, and Richard Nixon. Need I say more?
I am a middle child. I suffer from middle child syndrome. Therefore I am creative in writing this, but also extremely middle child-esque for writing this melancholy piece.
by Senobakaj May 03, 2009
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an emotional scarring condition.
Middle children are known for ending up with the things that are too big for the baby in the family and too small for the oldest.
it is a known fact the youngest and oldest are treated differently than the middle child for the oldest is the first child aka favorite
and the smallest is the baby aka the last child known for getting whatever they desire because they are the "baby"

Middle Children sydrome includes
neglect, forgotten dates, and sometimes in bad cases forgetting they even exist.

i lived through this condition,
it is not fatal
just difficult.
a first born: OH i just got this GREAT new car!
a middle child: oh...i have to wait until my sister wrecks hers...then i can have that and they will get her a new one
a first born: oh Middle Child Syndrome, i see.
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Middle child syndrome is something that I go through... it’s hard. The oldest child is the one who is most dependable in the parents eyes. The youngest is the sibling who is an attention seeker, and with that they get attention. As the middle child, you are always forgotten, not noticed, have a little to no self worth. We usually become very social people and have a large group of friends. But, people will make assumptions about you thinking you have the best life ever, so whenever you talk to one of them about it they deny everything you tell them or call you an attention seeker. The quality’s of a middle child consist of huge creativity, social, antreverts, but are very much introverts towards their family. I’m a middle child, so I know all of this is true.
Mom: Kelsey (oldest) come here!
Kelsey: What did you need?

Mom: I got you a new phone!
Kelsey: Omg mom, thank you!
Mom: I got you a new phone to, Addie! (youngest)
Addie: Thanks, Mom!
Mom: Sorry Layla (middle), I couldn’t get you one.
Layla: It’s fine....

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Middle Child Syndrome is mainly the 2nd child of the family. Every family event is like a stab in the chest because they are always forgotten by cousins, uncles, and aunts. They are the loners of the family and have to deal with a lot of pain. They try to get rid of this pain by hanging out with friends. Middle Child Syndrome can affect the social life, make the child insecure, having low self esteem, and having zero confidence. This is probably the worst feeling in the world for a child. On birthdays the middle child usually gets the least amount of presents and attention.

Their siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and parents don’t care about them whatsoever.
Oldest: It’s my birthday!
(Someone in the family holds a surprise party and the whole family comes with presents. The party is alive with laughter and fun.)
Youngest: It’s my birthday!

(Gets a ton of presents and plays lots of games with cousins. Usually is spoiled by uncles and aunts. The younger cousins all play with the youngest child while the older cousins play with the oldest child.)
Middle child with middle child syndrome: It’s my birthday!
(Doesn’t really do anything special for their birthday. Everyone comes because they have to be nice and the two groups of the youngsters and the oldest cousins split and play with each other while the middle child enjoys their food alone and talking to their friends on their phone.)
by •~Broken_Soul~• December 07, 2019
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