NATIONAL MIDDLE CHILD DAY
Each year on August 12 National Middle Child Day is celebrated across the United States. This day gives special recognition to the middle child/children in the family.
It is believed, by many, that birth order plays a pivotal role in the personalities of children. The “Middle Child Syndrome” states that the first-born is often the leader and the role-player while the youngest one is always considered the baby of the family, therefore, leaving the middle child without a special “role”.
Birth order is known to contribute to the Big Five personality traits; extroversion, neutroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience.
One personality study claims that middle children tend to be artistic and creative.
Keep your middle child/children in mind. Post on social media using #NationalMiddleChildDay to alert others.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Middle Child Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.