Psychology Today: When Parents Play Favorites

Posted: 12 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Family & Relationships | Read Time: 0 minutes, 18 seconds
Excerpt: A large proportion of parents display consistent favoritism toward one child over another. This favoritism can manifest in different ways: more time spent with one child, more affection given, more privileges, less discipline, or less abuse. Research by sociologist Jill Suitor examines some of the causes and consequences of parental favoritism, which occurs in 1/3 to 2/3 of American families. Read the full article