The knowledge of the person’s birth order predisposes the clinician towards his impression of the characteristics of each birth order, without considering other factors that may affect the behavior of this person.
The family is the basic unit of society and it is within this family that the first form of education is experienced. As every person is unique, his ways of addressing different situations and issues in life may be different from that of other people. Each family may have their own rules and standards that are set by the parents that they will teach their children in the future. It is not to say that every household has the same practices as the other families because of obviously the different individuals that make up the family. A family whose parents are both hardworking can develop children who are industrious and skillful. On the other hand, those parents who provide their children with all the material things they wish for can possibly develop children who are dependent on others and the machines that can make their lives easier. Those families that have more than five children can possibly develop children who are compassionate towards the younger ones. There really is no formula in developing children other than what the parents show and teach their children. The parents are responsible to make better and free-thinking individuals in the future.
The tasks of psychologists include the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and the study of behavioral and mental processes of man. It is his job to understand the behavior of his client, and give recommendation, if necessary, in situations when the client asks for it. As the behavior of individuals is greatly influenced by several factors, it is not easy for the psychologists to determine the solution for a given problem if the whole scenario is not to be seen.
In the article written by Stewart (2004) entitled, “Can knowledge of client birth order bias clinical