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Playing favourites

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Do you have a favourite child in your family?  If so, you are quite normal according to recent research.   One Australian study found that around 70% of parents could identify a favourite child in their family. And nearly 80% could clearly identify the ‘black sheep’.    Favouritism is a taboo area for most parents. There is an assumption that families are even playing fields where parents treat their kids exactly the same.    This is a myth that places excess pressure on parents and only adds to parental guilt. As most parents know, we may love our kids equally but we don’t always like them the same.  Some kids, at particular times can be difficult to get along with, and more significantly impossible to relate to.   There are many reasons why parents may have a favourite child. Some children have personali...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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