You will often hear parents say that they love all their children equally but a new study suggests thats a bunch of baloney. In fact, many parents secretly favor their youngest kid over the rest. And of the parents who admitted to having a favorite, 56 percent named their youngest child as their top choice.
Why do parents like the youngest child the most?
According to a new study conducted by Brigham Young Universitys School of Family Life, the youngest sibling of the family tends to be mom and dads favorite child because of perception. Younger sibling who said they are their parents favorite notes a closer bond with their parents-- if their parents agreed.
Do parents prefer the youngest child?
Attention Older Siblings: Scientific Studies Prove That Parents Favor The Youngest Child. Theres no denying it: parents have a favorite child. If youre the youngest sibling, consider yourself lucky. A research with 1,800 parents showed that they tend to be more lenient with their youngest in at least 59% of the cases
Which child do parents love the most?
Most parents have a favourite child, and its probably the eldest, according to researchers. A study conducted at the University of California shows that out of 768 parents surveyed, 70 per cent of mothers and 74 per cent of fathers admitted to having a favourite child.
Why do mothers love their sons more than their daughters?
A new survey suggests that mothers are more critical of their daughters, more indulgent of their sons. More than half said they had formed a stronger bond with their sons and mothers were more likely to describe their little girls as stroppy and serious, and their sons as cheeky and loving.