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An adult member of an immediate family who is treated by others in the family, especially the parents, as though they were a child.
Some take on the personality traits of an admired older sibling, while others behave much like the baby of the family.
Parents who shower attention on the baby of the family are most likely to find themselves with an irresponsible youngest child.
Successfully parenting the baby of the family requires a commitment to balancing the natural desire to protect the youngest with the need to create an environment that encourages independence.
Your only son will now have a sibling; the baby of the family might now become the middle child.
The high school junior has a hard time going from being the baby of the family to having her own child.Ashamed of her situation, Whitney drops out of high school and remains in seclusion with Weston.
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