Research shows that there are personality traits that tend to pertain to people based on their birth order. The traits most observed based on birth order include:
- Higher academic achievements and ambition
- Stronger sense of responsibility and maturity
- Better leadership skills
- Flexible in a social setting
- Able to make and maintain friendships easily
- Charming and likeable
- Strong sense of security and confidence
I have often wondered though if children who attend Montessori schools with three-year age groupings get the benefit of developing all of these traits. They are able to be the youngest, the middle, and finally the oldest in a social group setting that is similar in many ways to the home.
What do you think? Do Montessori children learn to be more well-rounded individuals with all of the above traits?