Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force
At one point or another, parents will feel and show favoritism for one particular child over the others.
As a result, negative feelings — such as jealously, low self-esteem and competitiveness — can occur.
To combat these emotions, acknowledge the fact that each of your children has unique talents, and they are individuals.
Instead of comments comparing children, acknowledging each child’s different abilities is more likely to make all of them feel special rather than like competitors of rival teams.
Source: The Incredible Years: A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 2-8 Years by Carolyn Webster-Stratton