Most parents have a favorite child -- but it's important to make your other kids feel just as valued.
Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon
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 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?
Does every parent have a favorite child? Should any parent admit that?
A. Yes, that was me growing up (insert here a knowing wink to other favorite children of the world and pat yourself on the
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.
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.
Since no two children are exactly the same, no two children evoke identical feelings and reactions from their parents.
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."