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Favorite Child

Your Parents Lied. They Do Have A Favorite Child.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

For your entire lifetime, your parents have kept up a very, very good lie. Whether you were the straight A sibling or the one acting out in class, you...

Parents May Have A Favorite Child Without Even Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. Th...

Can You Really Love Your Second Child As Much As Your First?

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

They placed him in my arms and he was tiny and perfect. And he looked up at me and gave me that look -- you know the one. He opened up his eyes and looked straight into mine and I could almost hear him say, "Hi Mom, I've been waiting to meet you."

I Have a Favorite Child. Admit It, So Do You.

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

I grew up in a house where, for better or worse, the favorite child question was always being asked. And now that I have my own children, I get it. And I must admit, I have a favorite child.

What My Kids Might Not Understand Until They Have Children Of Their Own

Anissa Mayhew | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Anissa Mayhew

I love them all equally. I don't love any one more than I love the others but I love them for the very different people they are. THEY aren't the same so how could I love them the same?

Who Aging Mothers Most Want To Care For Them

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.22.2012 | Fifty

The term "favorite child" is a loaded one. Most recently, daddy blogger Buzz Bishop sparked a public outcry by admitting he had a favorite son. An ar...

Playing Favorites

Jill Amery | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Jill Amery

The news channels and blogosphere are exploding with hostile reactions to a Canadian Dad blogger's comments on Babble about having a favorite child. Our society loves a chance to weigh in on parenting choices, and this discussion is pretty juicy.

Breaking The Cardinal Rule Of Parenting: Admitting To Having A Favorite

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Does every parent have a favorite child? Should any parent admit that?

Katherine Bindley

Playing Favorites: How It Effects Your Kids, And How You Can Deal With It | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents

The favorite child. Quick. Without thinking about it, what's your gut reaction to those three words? A. Yes, that was me growing up (insert here a ...

Mom Confession: I Have A Favorite Child

Babble | Kate Tietje | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Kate Tietje Babble It's something I've been thinking about for a very long time, but I've been too afraid to say. I can't be the only one out t...

Attention Parents: YOU Have a Favorite Child, Whether You Like it or Not

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ellen Libby

There are a lot of parents who describe having a child who receives special treatment, but still, parents have a hard time admitting that they favor one child over others.

Mom and Dad: How to Solve the Favoritism Problem Once and For All

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ellen Libby

Ultimately, the best method to insure healthy family dynamics surrounding favoritism is to listen to, acknowledge, and strive to understand the different reactions of each family member.

Understanding the Family Dynamic of Favoritism on Mother's Day

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ellen Libby

Since no two children are exactly the same, no two children evoke identical feelings and reactions from their parents.

Who Is Your Mother's Favorite?

Deborah Tannen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Tannen

Stamberg began our conversation by asking, with a mischievous twinkle that I could see in her eye and my sisters could hear in her voice, "So ladies, which of you was your mother's favorite?" While I hesitated and Naomi responded thoughtfully, "Oh, that's a good first question," Mimi quipped, "Obviously me. No question."