Do you have a favourite child? It's normal, but the key is to stay neutral

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Do you have a favourite child? It's normal, but the key is to try and stay neutral. (Getty Images)
Do you have a favourite child? It's normal, but the key is to try and stay neutral. (Getty Images)

Whether a current source of conflict in your family or a long-standing issue, you may at some point have been questioned about which of your children is considered to be the favourite - usually by the child who feels they're not it. 

It's an inevitable topic in any family, and in the case of one anonymous mom, favouring one child over another is something she suspects to be true. 

"I know we're not supposed to have a favourite child, but when one child is 'easier' than the other, it can be tempting to want to spend more time and energy on the one... So, I have found myself sometimes picking one over the other to spend time with."

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in