Most parents have a favorite child, psychologists say, even if they try to be fair.
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February 23, 2015 When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the claim, "You always liked her best!"
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Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, shown here in her hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho, decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to treat Type 1 diabetes during the pageant.
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If a child feels like the odd person out, it could mean more problems in the teenage years, psychologists say.
September 17, 2014 Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.
Beheading Barbie is the kind of aggression that can cause sibling distress.
June 17, 2013 Children who are the target of physical aggression or verbal abuse from siblings are more depressed and anxious than children who aren't victimized. Parents tend to consider sibling conflict normal, researchers say, but they should teach children how to fight fair to reduce psychological distress.
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