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Parental Guidance

The Spokesman-Review


Much of what is written about birth-order traits and characteristics seems to be based on flimsy evidence.

Well, I know how to play that game. So here are my preliminary findings.

Third child of seven: This person tends to be good-looking and adept at remembering what other movies/shows an actor appeared in.

Fourth child of five: Often gifted at making people feel at ease, this person can become surly after drinking.

Second child of four: Sometimes known as “The Negotiator,” the second child of four typically understands the art of the deal and occasionally dabbles in anarchism.

Fifth child of six: Great dancer. Good at math. Questions authority.

Sixth child of nine: Enjoys solitude.

Paul Turner