Listeners respond: do parents play favorites?

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Yesterday we spoke with clinical psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Webber Libby about parents who play favorites, and the effects of that attention on a child’s development. We hear from brothers, sisters, mothers and sons on the effect that favoritism played ? if any at all. Some listeners, like our Facebook friend Carrie Perrez wrote, “I’m the favorite because I am an only child; but, I have more than one child. They are all my favorite. They each have their own niches in my heart.”

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