Friday, January 29, 2010

A Question of Birth Order

My second son seems to have more trouble with authority than my older son. Part of the problem is that the younger one's school is fairly inflexible with regard to rule breaking (for example, they have a strict "no physical contact" rule that they enforce, with the same disciplinary measures whether the forbidden tough is an exuberant chest bump or a punch in the nose). But as I talk with other parents, I wonder, is it common for later-born kids to get in trouble more than first-borns?

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