When Mom likes one baby better

Filed under: Just For Moms, Development/Milestones: Babies

Love her or loathe her, Stephanie Klein is not afraid to be totally honest about issues that many of us would shrink away from.

I happen to love her, I think it takes guts to expose your underbelly along with your heart, and I think she has a unique talent with words: she can paint a vivid canvas in text. I've often felt I can almost smell her words, tangible.

I read Stephanie's post yesterday and it's stayed with me. After weeks of sleepless nights nurturing and worrying about her premature twins, Stephanie was able to sneak out for a glass of wine with her husband. And she admitted she loved her daughter a little more. There's actually more to it than that, and I encourage you to read the post -- but it got me thinking about sibling love and the reality of favourites. I know that most parents of multiple children will say that they love their children equally, but do they really?

I can't comment, really, because I only have one baby - but I cannot imagine loving anyone else as much as I love him. And I do remember being utterly convinced as a child that my parents kind of liked my brother better. And if I am totally honest, I must say I still think that sometimes.

So, what do you think? Does it all even out in the end? Or is parental favoritism just another unfair reality?
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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