Most parents deny having a favorite child, but most siblings insist it’s the baby.
But what about those families where it’s painfully obvious who the favorite is?
Where one child can do no wrong and the other, for whatever reason, never quite measures up?
Well those unfavored sons and daughters are speaking up about what life is really like when you know you’re not your parents’ favorite.
1. Sometimes it’s not all bad
If you lean into your role, you can embrace it.
2. But sometimes it really hurts
And honestly, there comes a point when you should just stop trying.
3. Then there’s the younger child
Always trying to measure up.
Especially if you’re the last of many…
your firsts are a lot less interesting.
4. The worst is when they KNOW they’re the favorite
And they act like they somehow earned the title “Anointed One.”
5. Or maybe it’s worse when parents don’t even try to hide their favoritism
It really speaks volumes.
6. It can start to affect you deeply
Honestly, if it weren’t for families, therapists would probably go out of business.
7. I just can’t imagine having parents like this
I really hope this person has someone in their corner.
8. Older siblings probably feel this a LOT
Parents need to be fair and square between their kids!
9. No one wants to know they’re not the favorite
It can do lasting damage to your relationships.
10. And what about when you just know they’re actually terrible?
And that there’s no reason for the favoritism at all.
Wow that’s a lot. It kind of makes you want to only have one child.
Are you a parent with a favorite? Do your kids know?
Tell us in the comments!