There are many factors affecting a child's personality and the adult they become, yet the least understood but most emphatic influence on personality is birth order.
Why is it that children in a family can share the same gene pool, a similar socio-economic environment and experience similar parenting styles yet have fundamentally different personalities, interests and even different careers as adults? Birth order! The implications for parents, teachers and adults involved with children are many.
This book also provides answers to all your questions about the personality and behaviour of your colleagues, life partner, friends and siblings. And perhaps explains some of your own ambitions and quirks. Addressing multiple births, special-needs children, genetic engineering, blended families, gender balance, single children and birth-order balance in the workplace, parenting expert and father of three Michael Grose challenges parents to raise each child differently according to his or her birth order.
Penguin Random House Australia; September 2011
- ISBN: 9781742746272
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Why First-Borns Rule the World and Last-Borns Want to Change it
- Author: Michael Grose
Imprint: Random House Australia
About The Author
Michael Grose is Australia's number-one parenting educator, with an enviable track record of helping parents and professionals raise and teach today's kids. His best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World has sold over 23,000 copies. Michael is a regular weekly parenting columnist for 'Body and Soul' in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, which has a circulation of 6 million.
He has a popular website, www.parentingideas.com.au, which parents find an invaluable source of easy-to-access information. On the website he has information on all his books. He presents a half-hour parenting segment each fortnight on ABC radio and appears regularly on the national Australian television program 9AM, commenting on parenting issues of the day. He is a popular speaker, giving up to 100 seminars and presentations each year to parents and professionals in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Michael is the only person to have conducted a parenting seminar for a nation's leaders, when he ventured into Parliament House, Canberra, in 2004 and addressed politicians on all sides of the political fence about how to behave so your children will too!