The Firstborn Advantage: Making Your Birth Order Work for You

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Baker Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2008 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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Firstborns were born to win. Clearly the natural movers, shakers, and leaders of this world, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. They're the high achievers, the benchmark-setters, the business moguls, the concert violinists, the heads of the PTA. But if they're out of balance, they can be overly perfectionistic, driven, and critical. They can become controllers (everything has to go their way) or pleasers (exhausting themselves in meeting the demands of others).
In The Firstborn Advantage, bestselling author, humorist, and internationally known psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman identifies the qualities of firstborns...and there's a hook. Just because you're the firstborn child in the family doesn't mean you'll have a firstborn personality. You can be #3 in a group of 4 siblings, and still have a firstborn personality! Dr. Leman reveals why. He helps firstborns understand their natural advantages--while becoming aware of their weaknesses and learning how to sidestep them--for the highest level of personal success at home, at school, at work, and in relationships. This fun, informative, and practical book will keep readers engaged and provide many "aha!" moments.

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User Review  - Linda - Christianbook.com

This book helps first borns better cope with their quirks and maintain good relationships with both first borns and others. I would recommend this to anyone who is or lives or works with a firstborn. Besides being useful information, it is a joy to read, Read full review

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User Review  - JoJo - Christianbook.com

I'm yet in the process of reading this book, but I have found it to be quite interesting thus far. If your a firstborn and not sure where you fit in or should I say still trying to find "yourself", then this may be the book for you. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author of The Birth Order Book and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on The View, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.

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