HOW TO SHARE THE LOVE
BE FIRM ‘Don’t give in to your toddler’s demands for his “favourite parent”,’ says Dr Halsey. ‘If you say no and share the task, your child will get used to it and having either parent becomes the norm.’ RELAX ‘If your child will only let Daddy play with his toys, it may be because he’s more inclined to get involved in uninhibited play. So don’t be shy, make sure you are just as much fun to play with,’ says Tanith. TALK ABOUT It ‘While flattering, it is also demanding being the favourite. Both you and your partner can feel upset – one because the workload has been shifted on them, and the other because they feel all that love and effort is not being rewarded,’ says Dr Halsey.