Study Has Found That Parents Do Have A Favourite Child

Publish Date
Monday, 4 April 2016, 7:32PM
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Photo: iStock

It's been a lifelong debate that you've had with your siblings. Which one of you does Mum and Dad love the most?

But Mum and Dad can no longer say that they don't have any favourites, as research has found that they do in fact tend to favour a particular child over their other offspring. 

Katherine Conger is the sociologist that conducted the research by asking 384 pairs of siblings about how they were treated growing up and the differences that came with any treatment.

The answers to these questions found that the eldest sibling felt like they received better treatment from their parents, and the youngest felt they had a stricter upbringing.

The parents of the siblings were also interviewed, with results showing that 70% of dads and 74% of mums admitted to treating one of their children better than their siblings.

And now cue you linking this to your parents/siblings and demanding some answers.