Are You Playing Favorites? Parents: Read This!

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"...She could do no wrong..."

By Keren Perles

“My sister was always the favorite in our family. My dad loved her and thought she could do no wrong.”

Comments like this aren't unusual. Many siblings believe that their family has a “favorite.” As a parent, you may spend plenty of time fending off accusations about having a “favorite” or you may spend the time fending off your own guilty feelings on the topic.

Linda Sonna, Ph.D., a psychologist and professor of counseling psychology at Yorkville University, has written 12 parenting books, including The Parent’s Guide to Raising Siblings. There are many myths about favoritism and parenting, she says, but she has the true facts and insights you need. Read on!