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Were you your parent's favorite child? If not how did it make you feel?

  1. KevinC9998 profile image79
    KevinC9998posted 5 years ago

    Were you your parent's favorite child? If not how did it make you feel?

  2. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    I certainly hope so, seeing as I was an only child!

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent!

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

      Yes, I was my parents' FAVORITE child, of course!  I am also an ONLY child so THEY have to LOVE me regardless.

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Oops WryLit beat me too it. Yes, I was my parents favorite child as I am also the only one.

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    No, I wasn't. I was the eldest of 4 kids. My dad died when I was only 6. I always felt that my mom favored my brother, the one closest in age to me. It wasn't that blatant, and I guess she couldn't help it, she just liked him the best.

  5. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Who would want parents so pathetic to have a favourite child.  I had 2 siblings, we were treated and loved the same, I hope that I showed no favouritism to any of my kids, and treated and loved them all the same.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are very fortunate.

  6. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    I was the eldest of four kids. When I was too young I thought that my parents loved the younger kids the most. But later in life I came to realize that I was certainly their dearest child.
    Usually elder children have such a feeling when they see their parents loving the younger kids. Its natural. But as they grow older they will start realizing the truth, "The truth that parents love all their kids equally." Each and every one is favourite to them.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Kevin:  Glad to hear you were the dearest child. I am not sure I agree with you that parents love all children equally - my brother is the favorite and it has always been very blatant.  We are all in our fifties now and we still talk about

  7. renegadetory profile image99
    renegadetoryposted 5 years ago

    No, I was not the favourite child, but if you ask my younger sister, she will tell you that I was the favourite child.  The sad part is that my sister and I are in our thirties now and still my mother plays favourites.

    If I had to choose, I would choose to NOT be the favourite child, and I'm glad that I'm not.  Rather then having everything given to me,  I learned the value of working hard to get what I want and I also learned quickly that the world does not revolve around me, I can't always have my way and life is not perfect.  My sister on the other hand is struggling with these ideas in her thirties (she still throws temper tantrums to get what she wants and doesn't seem to understand that the world does not revolve around what she wants).  So in the end, my parents did me a favour, and I'm all the more grateful for it, because it has made me a better person.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Tory, I never thought about it this way. I think you are right! Kevin

  8. KT Banks profile image59
    KT Banksposted 5 years ago

    No, my one of my sisters is. It's just fine with me, because I love her a lot too. She's the easiest to get along with and she had some scary health problems as a child. We all kind of pamper her. As an adult she has beat breast cancer and a tumor beneath her brain. She's an amazing person.
    I'm the youngest of six, so I think the novelty of having children had worn off by the time they had me. There's only one baby picture of me, which made me a bit sad when I was younger. But if that was the worst thing that ever happened to me, that would have been a pretty good life.

  9. Elderberry Arts profile image95
    Elderberry Artsposted 5 years ago

    I was not my bio mums favourite child but it never really hit me hard until I had my own children and could not understand how she could treat us so differently. I used to feel like there was something wrong with me and even as a child I used to keep trying to make things better between us. Realising it wasn't me and that nothing was wrong with me was one of the big turning points in my life. We are very different people with very different view points on life. To be honest it's surprising we're related. Both my sisters are like her. I doubt I'll ever please her, for example rather than me proud of me going to university despite odds being against me thinks I think I am posh by going. I never felt that my dad had a favourite.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am very happy to hear that you figured it out (that there is nothing wring with you!). Thanks for the response.

  10. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    I was their favorite youngest child.  They had a favorite oldest child and a favorite middle child too.  We were all raise very differently.  My brothers say I was spoiled, but they helped with that.  I was also the one with physical problems they didn't have to deal with. It all panned out in the end, when I was the one they could always depend on when their wives needed to be driven places. Neither drove until after I had my license for 4 of 5 years.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like your response!

 
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