Most RN's first borns? - page 3

Hi everybody, I have a question and PLEASE dont anybody blast me for typecasting, this was not MY statement, it was a LCSW I was friends with. She claims that a huge % of nurses are first born... Read More

  1. by   Multicollinearity
    I'm an only child. We are supposed to be like the oldest but amplified. No alcoholism in my family, but some mental illness. I was, indeed, a 'caretaker' for my parents while I was growing up.
  2. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Almost the baby. Youngest girl. Dad had a cumulative total of two glasses of wine that I can remember over my thirteen years that he was alive. Mom occasional glass of wine or mixed drink at special occasions. Not the caregiver, everyone spoiled me a little actually.
    Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on Nov 27, '06 : Reason: typing @ 03:00. reread @ 07:10, made more intelligible
  3. by   augigi
    Second daughter, father who flirts with alcohol on a regular basis. Not sure that I'd call him an alcoholic though.
  4. by   DDRN4me
    :uhoh21: 1st born, alcoholic father irish italian roman catholic....
  5. by   australianrn
    middle child of 5. 2nd daughter, father alcoholic (RIP)
  6. by   sirI
    Firstborn with alcoholic father.
  7. by   grammyr
    First born female with alcoholic father and mother who just put it down one day never to drink again
  8. by   Miss Ludie
    RN, First born of 3 girls. Father was alcoholic, dysfunctional family. My 1st is girl-OK, 2nd is boy-flirted w/ drugs, etoh.pretty ok now-his ex- wife is alcoholic.

    Mid sister 6 years younger than I-systems analyst, is alcoholic, her first child is alcohol/narcotic addicted-bipolar, her 2nd child is dental hygienist.

    youngest sister 11 yr younger than I, 5 years younger than middle sis is not in healthcare, her 1st child is English teacher, her 2nd child is bipolar alcoholic.

    We seriously believe there is a male pattern to etoh and acting out. What does your LMSW have to say about that?
  9. by   MIA-RN1
    Firstborn daughter of two, father never drank, parents were clean-living hippies (no drugs, our own vegetable garden, homemade bread and stringing lovebeads for fun). Mother started drinking when I was 12 when she walked out on us, so yes I was caretaker after that. Still am although my 33 year old sister is grown up now.
  10. by   nrstob08
    1st born no ETOH father
  11. by   hikernurse
    First born. No ETOH in my home. My family is fairly functional, but I definitely took care of the younger kids when I was growing up.
  12. by   texas2007
    I am a first born/only...I had a younger brother pass away after 6 mo. when I was 2-3. My mom told me I often tried to help with his care, and even changed his diaper in early am when no one else was awake yet. No ETOH in my home.
  13. by   navynurse06
    I'm the 1st born...no ETOH abuse from my father....but lots of drama in my family. My maternal gradfather has abused ETOH my whole life, though. Also, had a whole string of step dads in/out of our house growning up. And my mom worked fulltime mostly 2nd or 3rd shift so I assumed the caretaker role of my brothers, esp my oldest who is 2 yrs younger. I still feel like a caretaker for him. I understand him better than our mom. He too has a ETOH abuse problem r/t PTSD.
    Interesting study.

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