Firstborn Children Are Better Set Up For Academic Success – Here’s How To Change That

Older Siblings Will Tell You They’re Smarter – But Are They Actually?

Older sibling sits grinning on top of younger sibling crawling across floor in diaper
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash

An older sibling is sort of like your bully and protector all in one complex human. Being the eldest sibling in my own family, I can confirm that from the moment a younger sibling is born, we fully convince ourselves that they were brought into the world to both serve and entertain us.

We will spend the majority of our childhood bragging that since we’re older, we are inherently smarter and therefore should be respected and listened to. Even though we’re mostly running our mouths, it turns out that there’s actually evidence to support the idea that firstborn children perform better academically.