The Eldest Daughter Effect: How Firstborn Women - Like Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Jk Rowling And Beyoncé - Harness Their S

byLisette Schuitemaker, Wies Enthoven

Paperback | October 11, 2016

The Eldest Daughter Effect: How Firstborn Women - Like Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Jk Rowling And Beyoncé - Harness Their S by Lisette Schuitemaker
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"What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, JK Rowling and Beyoncé have in common?" was the headline in the English newspaper The Observer in 2014. "Other than riding high in Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women," journalist Tracy McVeigh wrote in answer to her own question, "they are also all firstborn children in their families. Firstborn children really do excel."

So what does it mean to be an eldest daughter?

Firstborns Lisette Schuitemaker and Wies Enthoven set out to discover the big five qualities that characterize all eldest daughters to some degree. Eldest daughters are responsible, dutiful, thoughtful, expeditious and caring. Firstborns are more intelligent than their siblings, more proficient verbally and more motivated to perform. Yet at the same time they seriously doubt that they are good enough. Being an eldest daughter can have certain advantages, but the overbearing sense of responsibility often gets in the way. Parents may worry about their ‘difficult’ eldest girl who wants to be perfect in everything she does whilst her siblings may not always understand her. "The Eldest Daughter Effect" shows how firstborn girls become who they are and offers insights that can give them more freedom to move. And parents will gain a better understanding of their firstborn children and can support them more fully on their way.
Lisette Schuitemaker has long observed similarities between herself and other eldest daughters. After a career in communications, she obtained a BSc in Brennan Healing Science, ran a private practice as a life-coach and now combines her psychological and writing experience to write self-help books. Wies Enthoven is a writer, journalist...
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Title:The Eldest Daughter Effect: How Firstborn Women - Like Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Jk Rowling A...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.4 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Inner Traditions/Bear & CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844097072

ISBN - 13:9781844097074

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