The middle or second born child or children often have the sense of not belonging. They fight to receive attention from parents and others because they feel many times they are being ignored or dubbed off as being the same as another sibling.
Most parents are not willing to admit that they show favoritism among their children. The fact is almost every parent with two or more children are guilty of showing favoritism. Parents tend to favor the child that is most like them. One of the best things a parent can do for their children is to celebrate what they love about each child. Listen to the needs of each child and treat them all the same. Parents should also never compare siblings to each other. Parents need to reward and treat their accomplishments individually.