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  •  We were glad our daughter was born first; she got (3+ / 0-)
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    LSophia, The Marti, kurt

    ...the benefits of first-born unwarranted self-confidence, and she neatly internalized our insistence that she could always do whatever she felt like tackling. She has carried that into her career and went from intern to editor in 7 years. And still has basically no idea how very unusual her skill-set and self-confidence really are.

    As a dad, I would readily concede that I'm closer to my daughter than to my two sons. And I'd also have to confess that the stereotype about teenage girls and drama was certainly true in our case. But so worth it!

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