Of course, we all strive to treat our children equally. But sometimes it’s hard actually ‘liking’ the kids we really do love. I come from a really big family, I am the oldest of 9 kids…and while my Mom and Dad would forever deny this, we all think that our parents have ‘secret favorites!’ When you have more than one child, is it actually normal to ‘like’ one child perhaps a bit more than another?
I love my daughter Gina and I really like her too! I am pretty lucky, in that I only had one child. Gina grew up as an ‘only child’ in my home, but has a bunch of siblings on her Dad’s side after he remarried. I have a wonderful step-daughter now, and I truly like her too!
But when you have more than one child, or perhaps a ‘difficult’ child, that you do not see eye to eye with…wouldn’t it be normal, to maybe not ‘like them’ from time to time?
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