Are you the favorite child in your family?

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In American culture, the mantra is that we’re all created equal, and for many of us, that message begins at home with our parents, who claim they love all their children equally and choose no favorites.

Dr. Ellen Weber Lilly is a clinical psychologist, and says that, while parents may indeed love all their children equally, they’re lying when they say they have no favorites.

In her book, “The Favorite Child,” she claims all parents have a favorite … a theory that has a lot of people (even some middle children on staff at The Takeaway) intrigued.

Dr. Libby joins us from Washington, D.C., to explain the effects of favoritism on children (both favorites and the others).

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