Are You Playing Favorites? Parents: Read This!

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If there’s a favorite in the family, everyone knows it.

This is a myth!

Actually, parents are often oblivious or in denial about any situation of favoritism. “When I ask in family sessions which child is the favorite, it is typical for one youngster to raise a hand while all of the siblings point to that child—and while the parents adamantly deny having a favorite,” says Sonna. So if your children are accusing you of favoritism, think long and hard before denying it.