Be aware of what your own stereotypes about birth order and families are, and how those stereotypes impact your choices in the family.
Blended families also find that some stepsiblings feel like they maintain their original birth order, but also begin to feel they have a new order within the combined family.
After decades of study, researchers are beginning to think that birth order, while fascinating, may not be as influential as originally thought.
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