Do parents love sons more than daughters?

@worthy (2413)
India
February 9, 2007 10:01am CST
In some countries this the a known fact.Sons are given more love and attention than daughters. Do you think it is a harmless practice? Is this the condition in your country too?
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• United States
13 Feb 07
No, this is not harmless. I'm an American so women are lucky in my country.
@worthy (2413)
• India
13 Feb 07
Compared to many other countries,yes.
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• India
13 Feb 07
May be what you are saying was true in the last century. As the mother herself is a female you cannot expect her to hate her daughter. But i think the rule of the opposites work out well in today's life. Mothers love sons and Fathers love their daughters. Also sons feel free to speak to their moms while daughters feel free to speak to their dads. But i dont think sons are given more love than to daughters.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
13 Feb 07
i agree that in most urban educated families this is not true.but my friend you know rural population is much more than urban population in India ,and in most of the villages of northern india this is the prevalent situation as we can read and see in newspapers and on tv.Do you think they are false facts? I wish it were.
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
11 Feb 07
i know in china alot of parents love thir sons more than their daughters but that is in the past, now alot of stuff change so i couldn't tell you if it is still true or not. i guess the only way to find out is ask someone that live there right now.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
11 Feb 07
I parts of northern India too this is prevalent. Thanks for responding.
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
9 Feb 07
Yes this trend is there in india but i am happy that it is fast changing. I myself have two daughters and all my love is for them and we have no plans to take another chance.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
9 Feb 07
Kudos limcy.More and more people like you are needed.
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@apky12 (775)
• United States
9 Feb 07
My parents don't love me more or less than my brother. We are loved the same. In the United States I think that some people love daughters more and some love sons more and some love them equally. I have 2 sons and I love them so much. If I had a daughter I would love her the same as my sons. I have found though that you love your children the same, just in different ways. I don't think it's good to love any of your children less than the others. I think it brings low self esteem to the child and a sense of worthlessness. I also think that child will act out more because they think they have to get your attention more.
@worthy (2413)
• India
9 Feb 07
True. I wish the same applied everywhere.
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• India
9 Feb 07
I dont think so that in this generation any one does this.. Every girl is given equal love and attention... Also girls are more loved in my house specially...
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@worthy (2413)
• India
9 Feb 07
That may be in your family varun.But if its not true then can you explain the reason behind the large number of female foetecide? Thanks for your response though.
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@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
well i may say that some are like that. because even here in the philippines it happened. but i think they are only few. i know that parents love all their children. maybe it depends on what kind of parents a family have. for me, it's not a good practice because parents should treat their children fair.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
9 Feb 07
I think so too. thanks for the response.
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9 Feb 07
i dont know about any country...but it ssooo not the case in my family...!! infact...somtimes i feel that im given more importance than my brother....(wich definately is welcome!!) but mostly both of us are treated equally........
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@worthy (2413)
• India
9 Feb 07
That's exactly how it should be.Thanks for your reply.
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