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10 Behavorial Traits and Personality Quirks of First Born Children

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A while ago,  a scientific research study found that first born children are usually smarter than their younger siblings. As a first born child myself, that news tickled me pink being a first born myself. I am a big believer in birth order playing a role in the development and personality of a child.

Genes definitely play a role, but researchers suggest that born-leaders are a real thing – and their success is not based on their teachers or peers but on their birth order.

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Per Vaalweekblad:

First-born children are 30 per cent more likely to become leaders such as CEOs or politicians. This is according to economists at the University of Texas-Austin and at Sweden’s Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.

They found that first-borns are on average more emotionally stable, persistent, socially outgoing, willing to assume responsibility, and able to take initiative than later-borns.

Researchers say having more children means parents spend less time with each child which means the later ones generally have lower IQs. Parents also invest more time creating rules and being strict with the first child. As a result unique qualities develop that make them great leaders, such as intelligence, discipline and people management.

Well-known first-borns include Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Hillary Clinton, Richard Branson, J. K. Rowling, Kate Middleton, Oprah Winfrey and Winston Churchill.

These are 10 facts from our friends at Nanny.net about the effect of birth order on the eldest children, some of which may shed new light on behavioral quirks and personality traits of your firstborn.

  1. They’re More Reliable – First born children are often expected to look after younger siblings and take on a greater role of responsibility than children born into the family after them, and as a result they often grow into more reliable and dependable adults.
  2. They Tend to Be Higher Achievers – Almost half of all United States presidents have, to date, been first born in their families. In contrast, only four have been last born children. High achievers tend to be eldest children, who place a higher value on achievement and success than their younger siblings.
  3. They’re Natural Leaders – When a child is born first, she’s generally something of an authority figure over her younger siblings. That dominance often becomes a hardwired personality trait, which leaves them more likely to find themselves in positions of leadership in the adult world.
  4. They’re More Likely to be Perfectionists – Unlike younger siblings, who tend to have a more relaxed approach to life, first born children are more likely to be perfectionists, often setting almost impossibly high goals for themselves.

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  5. They’re Not as Likely to Rebel – Alfred Adler, the father of the birth order psychology movement, asserted that older children often feel “dethroned” by new babies in the household and, as such, may be more likely to actively seek the approval of their parents and the other adults in their lives. In many cases, this drive to please continues throughout adulthood and they’re less likely to be rebellious as teenagers.
  6. They Benefit from Teaching Younger Siblings – When firstborns teach their younger siblings new skills or information, they’re benefiting from what’s known as “the tutor effect.” That’s one of the reasons why firstborn kids tend to be higher academic achievers and to pursue intellectual careers as adults.
  7. They Care More About What People Think of Them – Free-spirited people who aren’t concerned with what society as a whole or even the people closest to them think about their choices tend to be younger siblings, as firstborns generally have a very real drive to be people pleasers.
  8. They Value Organization and Order – Firstborns are more likely to be list-makers, organizers and to bring order to their surroundings than their more haphazard, disorganized counterparts who are lower in birth order.

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  9. They’re Self-Motivated – Because of their desire to please and determination to succeed, older kids tend to be more self-motivated than their younger siblings and to require less encouragement to work towards the goals they’ve set for themselves.
  10. They’re Individuals – There are more studies on the subject of birth order than one could shake a stick at, but one thing that holds true across the board is that there’s more at play than simple birth order when it comes to determining a child’s personality. Genetics, for instance, will have some role in the habits and methods of a person’s behavior, as will environment and other important factors. Knowing a bit about the typical firstborn pattern is helpful, but be careful not to box your child in with expectations that may not hold true in her particular case.

Fans Have Put Katy Perry on Official Bump Watch

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Are fans getting ahead of themselves reading too much into Orlando Bloom‘s affection toward’s girlfriend Katy Perry during a brief appearance at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in NYC this week?

Perry made an appearance at the event which also featured former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  While at the podium, Clinton mentioned Perry who was set to receive the night’s prestigious Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.

The camera capturing the event panned to Bloom and Perry standing and applauding in the audience and shows the moment Bloom rubs Perry’s tummy in a circular fashion, thanks to Jezebel. hmmmmm. Curious!

That was enough to set the Internet sleuths off and running! Watch!



We could be getting punked or just overly eager to see a baby Katy again just like last year when Perry posted a close up of herself wearing a mom necklace….no baby materialized out of that showing but we never know.

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Time will tell.

h/t Page Six

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Jessica Biel Hosted a $30K per Ticket Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

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When our Bellytich Bumpwatch alum, actress and restaurateur Jessica Biel isn’t throwing a big bash for kids and parents, she and her husband Justin Timberlake are hosting $30,000 a ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser luncheons in their Hollywood Hills  home, attended by the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston and Tobey McGuire.

We know about the late August event  because guests of these types of events can’t help but share pics from the insights. There was one of Timberlake and Biel speaking to guests and another of Aniston posing for a selfie with Clinton and Maguire’s wife, Jennifer Meyer.

Clinton was in California for a series of starry fundraisers in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach and Silicon Valley.

She started the trip off taping a segment with Jimmy Kimmel Live then headed over to a fundraiser for 500 at the Beverly Hills home of ex-NBA icon Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie. The Democratic Presidential candidate then  headed over to Palo Alto for two events: one hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to the Mercury News in San Jose.

Elbow rubbing with the stars while raising money from those who have the most money to donate, must be nice.

Look who came over for lunch… ? #imwithher   A photo posted by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on

 

An amazing event supporting #hillaryclinton at the home of @justintimberlake ?? #StrongerTogether #ImWithHer A photo posted by Chloe Flower (@misschloeflower) on

We’re with her ? ??@hillaryclinton A photo posted by J E N N I F E R M E Y E R (@jenmeyerjewelry) on

 

My boys looked very handsome for lunch with our future president @hillaryclinton. #ImWithHer

 

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Your ‘Endless Summer’ Invite to Jessica Biel’s Family Friendly LA Spot

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Jessica Biel‘s family friendly restaurant is having an Endless Summer themed party for family and kids tomorrow, Friday, August 26th and you’re invited. The actress shared an invite to the swank affair on her Instagram account.

Let’s make going back to school cool again! #aufudge #endlesssummerbash,” she captioned a photo of the invitation to her Los Angeles French-Provencal themed eatery.

Let’s make going back to school cool again! #aufudge #endlesssummerbash

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Just love this bright, airy and colorful  space as much as when we previewed it when it just opened this past Spring.
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When the restaurateur isn’t throwing a big bash for kids and parents, she and her husband Justin Timberlake are hosting $30,000 a ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser luncheons in their Hollywood Hills  home, attended by the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston and Tobey McGuire.

  Look who came over for lunch… ? #imwithher   A photo posted by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on

 

An amazing event supporting #hillaryclinton at the home of @justintimberlake ?? #StrongerTogether #ImWithHer

A photo posted by Chloe Flower (@misschloeflower) on

We’re with her ? ??@hillaryclinton

A photo posted by J E N N I F E R M E Y E R (@jenmeyerjewelry) on

My boys looked very handsome for lunch with our future president @hillaryclinton. #ImWithHer

A photo posted by Yael Cohen Braun (@yael) on

Chelsea Clinton Baited to Criticize her Friend Ivanka Trump’s Dad; She Snatched it

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Remember when we posted about how our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were still good friends despite the fact that their respective parents were going against each other head to head for the job of US President?

Well, it looks like things may start to get personal.

During a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, July 25, Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leiv pinned Chelsea down on her friendship with Ivanka and tested it a bit, egging her on to criticize Ivanka’s dad Donald Trump, CBS News reports.

“So you and Ivanka are friendly, I know,” Leiv asked. “if you got to ask her a question about how her father would do that, what would it be?”

Chelsea had a quick answer! “It would be that question: ‘How would your father do that?'”

“Given it’s not something that he has spoken about, there are no policies on any of those fronts that you just mentioned on his website — not last week, not this week,” she said. “So I think the ‘how’ question is super important. In politics as it is in life.”

“So it really matters to me that my mom in this election consistently has told you how she is going to do everything,” Clinton continued. “Whether that’s on gun control or protecting a woman’s right to choose or any of the things we’ve talked about. She also tells you how she’s going to pay for it.”

“It’s something I hope would matter to that traditional Republican voter,” the former first daughter said, before adding that Trump’s plans could add trillions of dollars to the national debt. “Social progress should also come with social responsibility and fiscal responsibility.”

Game on!

Last week, Ivanka gave an amazing speech that trumpeted the importance of women’s rights and options. She didn’t announce that she was a Republican and a lot of Democrats and Independents actually resonated and agreed with Ivanka. Some asked why she wasn’t the one running for President instead of her dad.

Watch Ivanka’s powerful and impassioned speech, the best of the convention, in our opinion, here.

Actually, couldn’t you see an Ivanka Trump v. Chelsea Clinton run in the future?

So Anyone Else Notice the ‘Sex and the City’ Link to Chelsea Clinton’s Kids’ Names?

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So… Is anyone going to point out the Sex and the City connection with Chelsea Clinton‘s children’s names? The former First Daughter and her husband Marc Mezvinsky named their first child, daughter Charlotte and their newborn son, Aidan. He was born on Saturday, June 18.

Both names are characters in the popular 90s HBO scripted series about a relationship advice columnist in the city, based on the book of the same name by Candace Bushnell. Sarah Jessica Parker played the columnist Carrie Bradshaw. The show centered around her friends Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall).

Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) had a reoccurring role for several seasons as Parker’s boyfriend.

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Chelsea’s mom Hillary Clinton took a brief break from campaigning to become the next President of the United States to enjoy some time with her newest grandchild.

A bunch of people came to see her leave the hospital.  Later, her dad, President Bill Clinton shared a Father’s Day photo. “Aidan has made two dads very happy this Father’s Day,” the former head of the Free World captioned a photo of himself and son-in-law with baby Aidan. “Hillary and I are thrilled for Marc and Chelsea!”

Charlotte was born in October 2014.

Chelsea Clinton Welcomes 2nd Child, Son Aidan

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Chelsea Clinton is a mom again.

She announced the arrival of son Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky late Saturday morning on Twitter.

Baby Aidan joins big sister Charlotte, who turns 2 on Sept. 26.

The 36-year-old Clinton, who announced her second pregnancy in late December, has been campaigning on behalf of her mother, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. She is also on the board at her family’s foundation.

She married Marc Mezvinsky  in 2010. He is also a fellow Stanford alumnus and the scion of a political family. His parents, Edward and Marjorie, both served in Congress.

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Hillary Clinton’s Got the ‘Celebrity Mom’ Vote for President

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Celebrities are voters to. Zimbio rounded up about 50+ celebrities and took into account their appearances, social media and other indications of their candidate of choice for the US Presidential election. Of their list, I spotted 6 out of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums. Here is who they’re voting for…

Kim Kardashian shared a selfie with her husband Kanye West and Clinton on Instagram, writing, “I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident.”

Kerry Washington‘s endorsement? It’s handled. Hillary Clinton stopped by the set of Scandal to visit supporter Washington, who shared this snap on Instagram with the caption: “A good friend came by set today. Proud to say… #imwithher.”

Salma Hayek “I have a lot of hope for Hillary,” Salma Hayek said in an interview with Vibe. “We need somebody with experience who can endure. And this woman has endured it all. Hillary is tough.”

Amy Poehler After spending years dressing up as Hillary Clinton on SNL, Amy Poehler appeared in a campaign video supporting the candidate.

Olivia Wilde “I think Hillary is a really exciting candidate for so many reasons but she has a lot to prove to a lot of people. And I think she’s up for that,” Wilde said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I think she learned a lot from the last election, I think she’s done a tremendous amount of work since then. The fact that she feels the plight of women and girls as the most important issue of the 21st century is a huge reason why I’m supporting her.”

It’s not all about Hil, we spotted a Donald Trump supporter in the bunch

Tila Tequila for Donald Trump -Internet personality Tila Tequila posted a nearly six-minute long YouTube video expressing her support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election

VIRAL: Another Professor Scoops Up a Student’s Toddler and Keeps on Lecturing

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When I was about 5 years old, my dad was in college earning his Bachelor’s Degree and on the days my mom had to work and they didn’t have a sitter, my dad would take me to class with him. I would sit in the back of the class and color or keep myself busy with puzzles.

That is why I could relate to the second viral photo, this time in America, of a professor holding a child.

This time, Amanda Osbon, a single mom at DeVry University in Nashville, Tennessee couldn’t secure childcare. She balances caring for her son and still earns a 4.0 GPA so she was not interested in skipping class. She took her toddler to class and in the middle of the lecture, the little tyke waddled over to Professor Joel Bunkowske, who has his own toddler at home.

Bunkowske scooped up the kid and continued teaching without breaking his stride. So sweet!

Oshbon couldn’t help but take a snapshot with her smartphone of the moment and the photo has since gone viral and even Hillary Clinton re-tweeted it and turned it into a policy message about the need for support for students with families.

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It is reminiscent of  Professor Sydney Engelberg, a social psychologist at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.  The native of South Africa, Engelberg has five grandchildren and adores children so it was only natural thing to do.

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Awesome!

 

Mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton keynotes leadership conference at University of Maryland

Former First Daughter and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton is not letting pregnancy slow her down.

She was the keynote speaker at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders event at the University of Maryland at College Park (my alma mater) on Thursday, June 5, addressing the challenges facing women and the role of women leaders.

Clinton announced in April on her Facebook page that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first baby in the fall.

Clinton, who currently serves as the Vice Chair of her dad President Bill Clinton‘s Clinton Foundation, co-leads a female empowerment initiative called “No Ceilings” with her mom Former U.S. Secretary of State and presumptive front runner for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 US Presidential election Hillary Clinton.

Watch the Video at C-SPAN HERE!

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