I think the key to making them all feel loved equally is treating them all equally. We have very set rules and consequences, and the rules and consequences apply to all children at all times. We also sat down as a family and drafted a family constitution that we all strive to live by that stresses our rights and responsibilities within the family. There is a link here to ours http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1164811/Our_Family_Constitution?next=1#comments
Enforcing rules equally is one step that's important so no one kid is feeling picked on or treated unfairly, but it's also important to spend one on one time with the kids, and share activities with them as a group like cooking together, playing games, launching rockets, reading books, whatever things you all can enjoy together.
at 3:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2010