Happy Friday and welcome to Sassy Psychos! This week we have an awesome minisode for you guys. We always stress how nature and nurture both plays a part in who we are, but did you know our birth order takes a huge role in forming our personality and ambition? Tune in to learn how you may have been affected by your siblings or lack thereof. Enjoy! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to Sassy Psychos on iTunes.
On episode 4, Sharon and Liz diverge from their usual propensity to pick dark, depressing topics. This week, it’s all about marshmallows and twins! Sharon examines how kids who can delay gratification by waiting to eat more marshmallows grow up to be successful, competent adults. Liz, inspired by the famous mix-up of identical twins in Colombia, dive deep into the emergence and significance of twin studies.
As we talked about some child psychology in the latest podcast episode, it had me thinking about today’s world of helicopter parents. Totally akin to Ainsworth’s idea of Insecure Ambivalent/Resistant attachment style, children with helicopter mothers would most likely display this type of attachment. As a young adult (am I still considered that?? lol…), my friends are becoming new parents and I get to watch social media explode with pictures and videos of their babies. I get to see them clamor over every little achievement and I get to see them become overly distressed from separation. Ever so hopeful, I pray that this is a symptom of new parenthood and will quickly relax into sensitive yet independent relationships so their children can grow up to become securely attached adults. I recently read an article from the Washington Post that reminded me of what we discussed:
Interestingly, I’ve seen many people like this growing up and finally had that “ah-ha” moment after learning about attachment styles. Any insights from our viewers/listeners out there??