Close connections with siblings may counteract the negative effects of parental favoritism, as adult children offer each other the emotional support and approval not received from the parent. Even favored children benefit from positive sibling relationships, as they are often under pressure to become the caretaker of aging parents.
Aug 28, 2019 · Parental favoritism is often cited as a source of adult sibling rivalry. It’s also common for people to feel that a sibling is or ‘has always been’ favored by a parent, even if this may not be recognized or acknowledged by the rest of the family.
Mom's Favoritism Stings, Even for Adults. on the quality of sibling relations in adulthood. Parents don't condone the favoritism themselves. "Most parents worry about showing favoritism (if Author: Jeanna Bryner.
Feb 18, 2017 · How to Handle Parents Playing Favorites As an Adult. Many parents who played favorites with their young children continue to do so after the kids grow up. Even if they don't mean any harm, this behavior often makes the adult siblings feel 54%(30).