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When children favor one parent

August 29, 2013
By Sue Junge , Times-Republican

I have seen it many times in the last several years where a child will favor one parent over the other, for a short time anyway. Sometimes girls seem to be "Daddy's girl" and sometimes boys are much closer to their mothers; and then the opposite can happen also. Does it mean they love one parent more than the other? Highly doubtful; they just may like what the one parent does with them more. At our house, our 2-year-old granddaughter is all about grandpa; her eyes light up as soon as she sees him. Oh she loves her grandma too; I'm the one that changes her diaper, prepares her food for her, and puts her to sleep at night and she does want ME for those occasions. But when it comes right down to it, Grandpa always seems to be the one she gets excited about. He is the one that plays on the floor with her; takes her outside and lets her explore (grandma is more cautious); and of course always shares his "treats" with her. And this happens a lot with parents also; but don't worry, they usually change their favorites over time but for those parents who seem to be in "2nd Place" right now, has some tips.



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