- Firstborns get better grades in school, according to a study
- The study's authors say parents might be easier on later-born children
- Empower children no matter if they're youngest, middle or oldest, one mom said
This story was originally published to CNN.com in 2013.
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(CNN)I am a middle child, and I don't think my older sister would be too upset to hear me take issue with the latest study to find that firstborn children do better in school than us kids who were born later. (Hint: I was the kid who loved school!)