Many studies have shown that first-borns tend to be the high achievers of the family. Over 50% of US presidents are first-borns. They also tend to score higher on IQ tests than their younger siblings. Whether its because first-borns got their parents' undivided attention, because they feel the need to set a good example for their siblings or for other reasons, first-borns tend to be the ones who get the gold stars.
That doesn't mean that younger siblings don't get a chance in the spotlight either. My younger sister got the great news today that she's been accepted into a program at Emily Carr University that will allow her to take college art courses while still in high school, and get college credit for them of course!
I think some celebratory cupcakes are in order. . .
See recipe here.