This Morning and co-host Holly Willoughby expressed concerned regarding the emotional impact the favoritism could have on the other children in the family. The sentiment was echoed by viewers on Twitter.
According to what I've been able to find, having a parent who plays favorites with their children happens more than you may think. While most parents try to play fair, in a recent survey,
NY Post says that 23% parents say they have a favorite child and that it tends to be their youngest. A little more than a quarter of parents say they favored their oldest child and it turns out that middle children were last on their parent's list of favorites. That same survey found that grandparents have favorites, too! So that begs the question, if you're a parent, do you have a favorite child? Be truthful, we're not asking for your information, just your honest answer!