So, I was out with friends tonight and one of them said that every parent has a favourite child. She doesn't have kids but swears she is the favourite in her family (youngest of 4). As a mother of 2, I was shocked. I told her I don't have a favourite. She said "give it time, it's because they are still young".
I don't think there is a favourite with my parents but not sure.
Do parents have favorites and why?
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22-06-2014 21:11 #1
Do you have a favourite child?
22-06-2014 21:18 #2Senior Member
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I love both my kids the same but at certain points in time I have liked one or the other best. It mainly depends on who is being the nicer or better behaved of the 2.
22-06-2014 21:19 #3
I have a child who is the easiest... thats about it though. Love them all, they're all wonderful little individuals
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22-06-2014 21:30 #4
I'm currently expecting my second so I can't comment really just yet, but I have heard that some parents feel they connect more with one child / are on the same wavelength, which makes sense to me.
My DD has a very intense personality, which I find hard to deal with so I'd imagine I'd feel more comfortable around my DS when he comes if he has a less intense personality. But I'm sure my love for them will be the same.
22-06-2014 21:31 #5
I have days where I prefer one over the other, but that's just really who is being easiest to look after.
My inlaws openly tell DF he is their favourite, not that they would tell his siblings. They just get along with him so much better than the others. They still love their other children but they don't necessarily like them as people that much.
22-06-2014 21:36 #6-
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I wasn't my parents favourite child...
My second is still young however it's never crossed my mind that one is the favorite over the other. I just sit back and enjoy the funny little moments that each child brings to the table..
22-06-2014 21:49 #7
Yes whichever child is being good or is asleep!
No not at all I love both of them and all the good and the bad that is them. My son is a mummy's boy and my first and my daughter is my baby.
My parents had 5 kids and I think at different times we have all been the favourite sort of like employee of the month lol.
22-06-2014 21:51 #8
I feel a closer bond/connection with one child. But not what i would call having a favourite.
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22-06-2014 21:58 #9
I agree with your friend OP. I can't speak for myself as I have only one yet.
But I can tell that my son has a favorite parent even though I'm sure he loves both of us just the same
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22-06-2014 22:19 #10Senior Member
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I can honestly say I do not.
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