It can be very hard when someone shows favoritism to ONE of your children. I was an elementary school teacher for many years and found that there was favoritism among siblings given by parents, teachers, grandparents, friends, etc… It can be hard. While one-on-one time seems to help, there are many other ways to deal with this, as well.
This week someone was asking about favoritism on our Facebook page. Her story was a little different, as it was her parents (the grandparents) showing favoritism to her oldest son. She asked for advice and our readers came to the rescue with great advice, like always.
WHY FAVORITISM HAPPENS:
- One child’s temperament is easy going while the other child’s may be harder to handle.
- A harder birth story, resulting in a closer bond.
- Interests the same as the person doing the favoring.
- The same gender as the person doing the favoring.
- If the child has a physical illness or disability, the person giving the favor may be trying to overcompensate or protect the child.
WHY IT SHOULD BE FIXED: