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15-02-2014, 10:56 AM
Be honest
As the youngest of my mothers second marriage and eldest of my bio fathers fourth I and my siblings have had the debate well into adulthood: "who's the favorite?" (Moms marriage) My brother and step-brothers think I'm the favorite. (Dad's marriage) I and the youngest Kayla think Leah is the favorite. Do parents REALLY have favorites?
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15-02-2014, 11:01 AM
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I imagine they love you all for different reasons, the only way you are going to know is to ask them.

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You are your own emphasis.
So I say nothing.

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15-02-2014, 11:03 AM
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They probably dislike all of you equally.

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15-02-2014, 11:05 AM
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I don't with my children.

I relate to them differently on different subjects. Good parents look for ways to connect to each child, no matter their age, interests or any other factor.

We joke in our house that my husband and I each got a mini-me in the kids. While we are similar to one child in some aspects, we also make a point of noticing our differences or how my mini me is similar to my husband or how they just do things with their own unique style.

Parents can and do often set up "favorites" and I consider it very unhealthy and manipulative for all involved.


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15-02-2014, 11:06 AM
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I love all three of my kids but I relate the easiest and best to my youngest. It's just a difference in personalities. Not really 'favorite' but I understand him the best. However, I also know that if I ever needed help in any way my middle child would be the one to jump in handle it.

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15-02-2014, 11:07 AM
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I don't think parents should choose favorites. But some parents do choose favorites (or, as DLJ said, dislike them all) which I find pretty sad.

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15-02-2014, 11:12 AM
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I don't have a favorite.

That's not true both my boys are my favorite. For different reasons.

I've often wondered if my kids favor one of us more than the other.


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15-02-2014, 11:12 AM
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(15-02-2014 11:07 AM)Ferdinand Wrote:  ...
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Accidents happen.

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15-02-2014, 11:15 AM
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(15-02-2014 11:12 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I don't have a favorite.

That's not true both my boys are my favorite. For different reasons.

I've often wondered if my kids favor one of us more than the other.

Depends on your parenting style. I like both parents, for different reasons, like you like your kids for different reasons.
Although, I favorite my mom in comparison to my stepdad because he's a know it all, self righteous asshole with anger management problems and couldn't parent a healthy child if his life depended on it.
So don't be that parent.

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15-02-2014, 11:16 AM
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(15-02-2014 11:07 AM)Ferdinand Wrote:  I don't think parents should choose favorites. But some parents do choose favorites (or, as DLJ said, dislike them all) which I find pretty sad.

Don't have kids if you don't want them Thumbsup

I really never wanted kids. Really. When I found out I was pregnant with my first I cried and threw up.

But if I had to do it all over. I totally would.


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