The youngest child has always had a reputation for always getting what he or she wants—and sometimes the reputation is earned. If your other children complain that the youngest sibling gets everything his or her way, this is a good tip-off that you might have a favorite and can lead to your older children becoming resentful.
Younger child gets away with more
- Psychology Today. The Favorite Child.
- The Gerontologist. The Role of Violated Caregiver Preferences in Psychological Well-Being When Older Mothers Need Assistance.