This whole favorite child thing has been hanging with me. We kind of touched on this yesterday, but there's more to figure out and chat about, more practical ways to make each kiddo feel special and connected with you.
The more and more I think about it, it all comes down to time (oy, doesn't it always?). Time to figure out how you connect with your kids as parents, but also as people. One of the main things I read is that finding some sort of hobby or interest that both of you like is an essential way to stay connected to your kid, especially as they get older, enter the phase when they turn to friends more and aren't as into talking with you, having that shared thing can be your life-line to involvement with him or her.
It can be anything, from both of you following the ups and downs, trades, and so on of a sports team, a shared TV show, gardening, collecting pug figurines, baking, astronomy, Suduko....who knows. And it may change, but having that one thing you can do together and talk about can make each of your children feel special.
But again, it goes back to time, making time for one-on-one time with each of your kids...I know, you need that advice and one more thing to do like you need 83 loads of laundry...if only there was a few extra hours in the day, huh?
How do you spend one-on-one time with each kiddo? Do you share a common interest?