One in 10 parents has a favourite child, poll shows
THEY would never admit it to their offspring, but one in 10 parents has a favourite child, a survey has found.
The poll of more than 6 000 British adults also revealed that a third of people suspected their parents had a favourite child – and most did not think it was them.
In half of the cases, the youngest child was thought to be the favourite, with the eldest favoured in 28% of families and a middle child in 23%.
Research has shown that favouritism by parents can cause lasting damage within a family, often affecting the bonds between siblings rather than between parent and child.
Some 10% of parents said they had a favourite child whom they tended to prefer, regardless of their behaviour.
A leading psychologist said the real figure was likely to be higher because parents were too embarrassed to admit it.
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