Are You Playing Favorites? Parents: Read This!

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Talking and listening helps.

This is a fact!

Talk to your children about favoritism in a calm manner, at a time when there are no struggles actively on the front burner. Try something like “Joanne, a couple of days ago you mentioned that you think I love Alex more than you, and that I let him off the hook too easily. What makes you think that I love him more?”

Think carefully about your child’s answer to determine whether there may be a grain of truth in what she is feeling.