30 June 2010

Adult kids and mom's favourites

Toddlers and adolescent sibling rivalry are the norm, but kids in their 20s wonder if they are mom's favourite this has repercussions that could lead to a visit to a therapist.

Toddlers throwing tantrums and adolescent sibling rivalry are the norm when children clamour for their mother's attention.

"Parental differentiation among children seems to have important effects on psychological well-being - even when the children are in middle age," said Karl Pillemer, a professor of human development at Cornell.

The findings




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