Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rooting for the Middle Child: a Special Super Bowl Report

The NFL's best kept secret...
     Much is being made of the upcoming Super Sunday bro-down between Baltimore Raven's Coach John Harbaugh and his younger brother, San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim.  It's being called everything from "The Bro Bowl" and "The HarBowl" to "The biggest duel since Cain & Abel." Google image search "Harbaugh Siblings" and you'll find page after page of the smiling siblings. The media can't get enough of this brotherly dynamic duo, and who can blame them? It's hard to resist their made for TV story: two brothers going head to head, the proud parents torn between their two children. Endless articles recount the brothers growing up together, learning the game together. But like any good made for TV movie, there's a plot twist.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cracking the Code: How to Talk to a Middle Child

Talking to a Middle Child would be A LOT easier with one of these!
Talking to a Middle Child would be A LOT easier with one of these!
     We all know that dealing with a Middle Child can be, how shall I say … difficult. Even the simple act of talking to us can be challenging at times. For example, take these simple exchanges:

Example 1:
How was work today?
Horrible. Thanks for reminding me!

Example 2:
What would you like for breakfast?
Don’t you even know what I like!?

     See what I mean? Here's the main thing you need to know about talking to a Middle Child: No matter what you say, it will be wrong.