parents: November 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg Parents of two children treat their youngest as the favourite, new research has found.
 

A study of 1,803 parents shows that 59 per cent of the time, parents will subconsciously choose the youngest child over the eldest.
 
In particular, mums and dads are more likely to side with a younger child in an argument, lavish them with more attention, let them have their own way and spend longer reading with them.
 
Younger children also benefit from more treats and cuddles, and their parents find it hard refusing them anything they want.
 
Of the 1,803 people questioned, only 23 per cent of parents were prepared to admit they DID have a favourite child – of these, 54 per cent chose their youngest child.




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