Tim Conway Jr

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Middle Children are Going Extinct

Turns out Jan Brady wasn't so "paranoid" after-all! She was a burden...a financial burden.

Now, it's always going to be about Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Or little baby Cindy!

  • Middle Children Are Going Extinct Because Of Millenials. Thanks Millenials! 
  • Are you a middle child?  If so, you're part of a vanishing breed. 


What were the effects of ‘middle child syndrome’? 

  1. No more being ignored
  2. No more resentment
  3. No more identity crisis. You're not the older, mature more responsible one. And you're not the cute baby! Now you're just non-existent.


According to new data, middle children are disappearing because most Millenials don't want more than two children.  

  • Researchers say in 1971, three children was considered the "ideal", while nowadays most parents think two children is enough.  
  • In fact, last year birth rates for women under 40 dropped to their lowest point in 30 years. 
  • If you are a middle child, then National Middle Child Day is coming up on August 12. 
  • How many children is "ideal" for you?  Just one or two or do you want a big family?


 Pew Research Center notes, says the average cost of raising a child might contribute to the trend-

  • In 1960, the cost of raising a child was about $198,560. 
  • In 2013, it shot up to $245,340. 
  • Imagine what it is in 2018...imagine, cause I don't have that number. I bet a lot!

Just having a baby will set you back. Although the cost varies from state- to-state, labor and delivery can range from $3,000 to $37,000 per child for a normal vaginal delivery and from $8,000 to $70,000 if a C-section or special care is needed. YIKES!

Then add in the food, toys, babysitters, clothes, diapers, school supplies, summer camp, Disneyland, eyeglasses, dentist, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, cheer-leading, band, laptop, iphone, prom, prom dress, car, insurance, college, wedding, vacations...whew! I'm broke!

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