WASHINGTON – Often over-looked, rarely celebrated and nicknamed a syndrome. These are just some of the stereotypes of middle children. But one “middle-child advocate” is putting a stop to this — at least for a day.
Bruce Hopman, author and blogger for Smack Dab: A Middle Child’s Blog, is calling for a day of celebration and strike for middle children everywhere.
A middle child, himself, Hopman has witnessed the “unfair” and unequal treatment of middle children his whole life. He feels most strongly about the negative connotations associated with the position of his birth.
“You never hear of first-born child syndrome or last-born child syndrome. But we were lucky enough to have middle-child syndrome bestowed upon us,” says Hopman, a retired advertising creative director. “People will say,