A difficult middle child 夾在中間難管教的老二

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今日短語

表達 「a difficult middle child」 指的既不是兄弟姐妹當中的老大,也不是老小,而是那個夾在中間總愛闖禍、難管教的孩子。

人們猜測,「a difficult middle child」 所指的這類孩子因為年齡在兄弟姐妹當中不上不下,既沒有老大的姿態,也不像老末那樣受盡寵愛,所以他們的不良行為可能是由於感到被人忽視和嫉妒引起的,而惹事也許是想從父母或權威人物那裡得到更多關注的一種方式。

例句

Clara has an older and younger sister and always got into loads of trouble at school. Her sisters never behaved badly – she was definitely a difficult middle child!
克萊拉有一個姐姐和一個妹妹,她上學時總是闖禍。她的姐妹們從不調皮搗蛋,她的確是姐妹中間那個難管教的老二!

My parents always said my brother was a difficult middle child because he was so naughty. I thought he was so cool, though!
我父母過去總說我哥哥是夾在兄弟姐妹中間那個難管教的老二,因為他太淘氣了。不過那時我倒是覺得他很酷!

I was a really difficult middle child, but now I have children of my own, I feel really bad about how I used to behave!
我小時候是個很難相處的老二,但現在有了自己的孩子後,我對自己過去的行為感到很愧疚!