Problem

Parental favouritism

Other Names:
Unequal relationships between parents and children
Sibling inequality
Preferential parental affection
Nature:
The nature of human individuality presupposes differences in relationships between parents and their children. Those relationships may become problematic when a parent is unable to treat each child in an equally affectionate and engaging manner. If a parent feels more protective of one child or identifies with one child more than her siblings, destructive familial relationships are likely to occur.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET