The actual date of this episode is 1949-12-12. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.
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Discussion of neurotic character structures in children. Likelihood of these problems may increase based on the child's position in the family.
Higher risk produced when, for example, there are 5 daughters and boy in the position as the youngest child, or an only child.
Focus of episode are the oldest and youngest child. First "trial" for parents, test of the motivations of the marriage and pregnancy. This child overcomes the challenges and clear the way for younger children. Father may be jealous of this first child. Mother's demands upon herself for the first child are higher and lessen with subsequent children.
High expectations of first child. First child most likely to be exploited. First child experiences unique type of displacement not experienced by other children.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69391
Municipal archives id: LT661