Mum admits she has a favourite child
And she's not alone.
By Livia Gamble
January 31 2017
Parents like all their children equally, right?
Not necessarily. One very honest mum has admitted she ‘likes’ one of her children more than the other – and she’s not alone.
The anonymous mum confessed her feelings in the Nappy Valley forum.
“Over the last year or so I'm becoming more and more aware that I have a favourite amongst my two children. I have a daughter who is charming and easy-going and a son who is, to be honest, extremely hard work,” she wrote.
Think the feelings would pass, the mum says, “To be really blunt I like one of my children more than the other.”
“I'm aware that this manifests itself in how I treat them, although I try really really hard not to let it to, and I'm very worried that I could be causing real issues for the one I like less.
“Is this just me? Does anyone else feel like this? I could really do with an idea if others feel the same way and it's obviously pretty hard to talk about with other people.”
In reaction to the post, most commenters agreed that the way she is feeling is normal.
"I think it's normal to some degree. They are different people so it's impossible not to feel differently towards them," one mum said.
Another mum pointed that as long as the mum loves her children equally, it isn’t important which one you like more.
Offering advice, another commenter suggested that the “best thing you can do is try to see the 'good' in your less favoured child."
Adding, “Force yourself to spend one-on-one time (with both.”
What do you think? Is it normal to favour or like one child more than the other?