The odds are that over the past ten years some of you might never have thought my book, “Oldest Daughters—What to know if you are one or have ever been bossed around by one would ever be completed. But that day has arrived! The book
is available on amazon.com and
as an ebook on kindle.com.
The book tells personal stories taken from in-depth interviews with more than 100 first-born daughters, siblings, and spouses of various ethnicities. Asked why they had agreed to be interviewed, a common response was
“I want to know that I’m not the only one out there feeling this way.”
Another response (from a sibling) offered a different point of view:
“I can’t believe I’m the only person wanting to know how to survive an oldest daughter.”
First-born daughter revelations
The book’s stories reveal the impact of the first-born daughter’s role on her adult life, her siblings and family relationships.
Results are also included from an online survey of several hundred adult family members about their experiences and feelings. They provide additional insights into the pride and pain, resentments and hopes of oldest daughters and those who share their lives.
At the end of each of the ten easy-to-read chapters, a contributing clinical psychologist (who is my own oldest daughter) adds self-help Insights and Reflections for restoring or improving sibling and family relationships.
Birth order is a fact; It does not have to be a fate.