25 Apr 10
it is an old-know truth - all children are loved by their parents, but some are more loved than the others maybe it is not "ok", but i guess it is something natural - although they are your own children, they are also different persons and you like some of them more i think the right thing is to give equal care and attention to all of them even if you all know one of them is your favorite
3 Jun 10
I dont think there should ever be favourites among your children. Yes, there will always be one child who is better at something and another who is better at something else though nothing should make a parent show favouritism. Unfortunately it happens all the time - I know I felt the odd one out with my brothers and sisters though I dont know if that was so much as my mum showing favouritism or more what children growing up always feel at some point
14 May 10
Do you have kids already? I have 3 and my 2nd child is my favorite, why? because she's so hardworking, organized, likes to study, etc. BUT I NEVER SHOW IT not even to her. But of course I love them all very much no matter how naughty or stubborn my eldest and youngest kids are. It's just sometimes parents can't help to have favorites but for me I make it a point not to show it.
8 May 10
I don't think so. It will be a reason for rivalry among siblings. And besides, it will build ill feelings with each other. I want my children to be close at each other and treat each other not only his/her brother/sister but also his/her best friend. If there would be favoritism among them, they will also have some ill feelings to their parents and that I don't want to happen.
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6 May 10
I think the attention a parent gives each of their children has to be different. This is often misunderstood as "favortism" I really don't think many parents have a favorite child but they recognize what each of their children needs to grow and become a complete independent individual. As someone else mentioned, some children need more than others. When this happens people automatically assume that child is the favorite. It is not right to have a true favorite, If this were to happen then that person really shouldn't have more than one child. It is right to recognize the differences within your children and respond to that.