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Who is the favorite child in your family?

  1. agaglia profile image81
    agagliaposted 6 years ago

    Who is the favorite child in your family?

    Are you your parent's favorite child? If no, which sibling is the favorite? What are the challenges and benefits of being a favorite child?

  2. Anne Pettit profile image73
    Anne Pettitposted 6 years ago

    If there actually is a favorite child, I don't think the favorite actually thinks of himself or herself as the "favorite."  For example:  If you are the favorite, you probably believe a sibling is the favorite.

  3. profile image0
    onlookerposted 6 years ago

    I am(maybe...). I have an older brother, i am the younger one. My parents don't really do the whole, treat me better thing. Everything is equal but because my brother has always been away, well mostly, i am around more often to get my wishes fulfilled. I am so used to getting things my way, its bad. But because i am more around i am also told off more often than he ever was.

  4. xethonxq profile image65
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    I was until I came out and disrupted my mom's ideal, perfect child. That is mostly resolved now in our family, but I'm definitely not the favorite. I think it's my youngest sister now.

  5. agaglia profile image81
    agagliaposted 6 years ago

    I am second of eight children. When we asked my dad who was his favorite, he would always say, "I don't have a favorite. I don't like any of you."  Of course we all knew he was kidding. But, I don't think any of us figured out who his favorite was. He was my favorite, though.
      As for my 4 daughters. I really don't have a favorite. They are my jewels, each so different, so individual, so smart and caring. I like different things about them, but cannot (really) say I have a favorite

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    Lynn S. Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I actually read an article where a mom was dying and before she passed on she wrote a letter to all her children - 3 of them and expressed in each why they were her favorite and told them not to tell each other which of course they promptly did. I adopted her theory and I have informed my kids in the order of which they were born; i.e,  my favorite eldest for reasons of that ilk and favorite youngest and refer to them exactly that way. They tease me back that they are the "only" eldest and/or youngest and each feels special.

  7. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    I am INDEED BLESSED.   I am my parent's favorite.   Of course, I am-they have NO OTHER CHOICE but to love me as I am their ONE and ONLY!

  8. Mark Johann profile image59
    Mark Johannposted 5 years ago

    Normally, in our tradition the youngest is the most loved child. It is very obvious I guess that the youngest is the left being the whole family's baby.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Studies have substantiate that it is the youngest child who is most favored by the parents.Youngest child,particularly in large/very large families are babied and treated the most preferentially by parents.

 
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