6 Benefits of Being the Youngest Sibling

Whether you believe it or not, birth order plays an important role in our lives.

Being the youngest sibling in the family can have some setbacks; like your siblings beating you up or always having to follow in their footsteps.

The youngest child is usually the favorite of the bunch so you probably have your parents wrapped around your finger.

But that’s not all.  If you are the youngest child, you may want to keep reading to find out some other reasons why being the youngest is the best. (Sorry older brothers & sisters).

1. You learn from your sibling’s mistakes.

 As the youngest in my family, I can tell you that this is by far the best thing. Since your siblings are all older than you, it gives you the chance to learn from their mistakes.

You can see all of the challenges they faced growing up and even see what they succeeded in.

Your siblings are the best people to ask for advice because they have already gone through everything you are about to face. They have learned the hard way and can now share their experiences with you.

2. You are allowed certain privileges at an earlier age.

 Your parents will never admit it, but as the youngest, you are allowed to get away with way more than your siblings did at your age.

Look at it this way: the older siblings are basically the test run. They are the ones who always had a curfew, never got to go places with their friends and overall had different privileges.

3. Your siblings will always have your back.

Having older siblings means you have permanent bodyguards. If anyone is giving you a tough time, they are always the first people to have your back and come to the rescue. They are your greatest protectors and won’t let anyone or anything get in your way.

4. You developed a thick skin at an early age.

One of the major drawbacks that people always focus on when you say you are the youngest is the fact that you probably got picked on by your older siblings.

With that being said, getting picked on isn’t always a bad thing. If anything, it has taught you to have thicker skin and put up a fight.

5. You might be able to share clothes.

My favorite thing about having an older sister is that we always shared clothes growing up and we even do to this day. When I was younger, my sister was the first person I would run to for clothes. Even to this day, if I ever need an outfit, she is the first person I call.

6. You will forever be the baby.

Being the baby means that you will always get special treatment and that is something that will never change.

Deep down, you are probably your parents’ favorite and you can always play the “baby” card to get out of things. Always remember that as the baby, you hold a special place in your parent’s heart because you are the last of all their children.

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