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Do You Have a Favorite Child?

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It's a guilty fear for all moms: do we favor one child over another? What does it mean to have a favorite, and how can we do more to make sure all our kids feel equally loved? Check out what Andrew, Chuck and Joanie have to say. 

 

Do You Have a Favorite Child?

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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sukainah
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I love my kids equally.  But there is my oldest son who has been easier than my youngest son.  So I have had to spend some more time with my youngest.  I think he is like me so I have to know how to deal with him LOL

pittymama
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM
i have one child and she is my favorite :)
sukainah
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Yes, this is how I feel.

Quoting kmqw229:

No, but I feel like I love them in different ways


sukainah
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I agree

Quoting GwenMB:

They each have their moments where they are my favorite, but overall, no one is my favorite.


sukainah
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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Yes, I have to spend more time with my youngest son but I love my kids equally.

Quoting GypsiSky:

I don't. I give the younger ones more of my undivided attention (as necessary), but I love them all equally.


ceciliam
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I only have one child.

othermom
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

No I dont have a favorite

hollydaze1974
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM
No , I have two boys at completely different stages. I love their individual personalities differently, but definitely equally...,

If anything, they are so " equal" I'm either frustrated at them both simultaneously or comforting them at the same time. :-)

I found myself laughing one night wondering if there was a hidden camera watching me balance one crying tot on my hip while my older son was hugging me tightly and also snotting as I stroked his head causing tot to also stroke big bros head while they melted down together. :-)
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dusky_rose
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Hmmmmm... honestly, I have so much in common with my youngest dd, that I feel a bond there than maybe isn't as strong with my two older children. I'm not saying that I love them less, just that I feel more connected, if that makes sense. My youngest son is quite close to me too though.


SarahSuzyQ
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM
I have only one child, so thankfully this isn't a huge concern in our family... But I know it was a factor growing up!
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