Mom Always Liked You Best

Mom Always Liked You Best

Parents are loathe to admit it, but most do have a favorite child. We talk about how favoritism shapes family dynamics.

A growing body of evidence shows that parents really do play favorites. Whether parents are aware of it -- and willing to admit it -- or not, the ways preferences play out in families can have a lasting effect. We talk about how favoritism effects family dynamics.


Ellen Weber Libby

licensed clinical psychologist; author, "The Favorite Child" (Prometheus Books)

Jeffrey Kluger

senior editor, TIME magazine; author "The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us" (Riverhead).

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