Do parents pick favorite children? Do children pick favorite parents?

United States
August 30, 2007 8:23pm CST
I am not referring to my own life I just wonder. Do parents really have favorite parents. Now i can understand if one kid just talks back to the parent all the time and is lazy and the other one is so sweet and helpful. I am not talking about that. I am just saying does stuff like Everybody loves Raymond really happen? Do parents pick fave kids off common interests or who might be more physically attractive or child who was born inside of marriage Same with parents i don't mean is there a parent who is easier or always says yes so the kids ask them for more than the other. I mean actually being a preference. Is it a competition to be a better kid or parent??
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
I have three children 2 girls and 1 boy...i love them all and I they have different approach when it comes to dealing them...I don't have favorites cause we love them equally but...my youngest little boy is quite different he's 5 years old and his two sisters are already big so he's a bit more baby compared to them... I don't want my kids feel of being not love...they are all special to me...
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• United States
1 Sep 07
well ya he is more babied but it doesn't sound like you love him anymore than the other two.
31 Aug 07
I think that parents having favourites in there children is just wrong, but on the other hand, they could like one child more because that child is responsable, and hardly gives any trouble, whereas the other is just a pure trouble causer... But i think all parents should love there children equally! But children having favourites in parents is normal, and i think there is nothing wrong with this at all, because some children may love one parent more than the other because they give them more allowance, or buy them treats, or let them do things thst the other parent would not.
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• United States
1 Sep 07
i think it is wrong both ways.
• Philippines
6 Sep 07
i don't think parent pick favorite child. I have two daughters and I treat them the same. There is no more and less love for children. I speak for myself, though there are other parent who pick favorite among their children especially when the one is achiever. All your children needs unconditional love from a parent regardless of their appearance or condition. All of them are from you, the same blood runs so why pick.
@whtnyg (34)
• United States
6 Sep 07
some people do but its not right
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
1 Sep 07
Well, i'd like to hope there aren't any parents out there like that. I love my daughter no matter what but if we should have another child, i wont love one more than the other. Both are individuals who i will love the same but probably for different reasons. I have a Grandmother who has always played favourites with her own sons & also with us Grandkids & it's not a nice feeling to know you're one of the ones from her NON-favourite son so you're less liked. It's even worse when you have her Great Grandchild & she seems to fave an interest yet when her favourite Grandchild has a daughter & it's the best thing since sliced bread. I don't think parent have favourites but maybe i'm wrong, there might be a select few that are selfish & cruel & pick 1 to be the favoured & better treated child.