Child and adolescent psychotherapist Dorothy Judd gave her expert opinion to a real life scenario featured in last week's Problem Solved column in the Guardian.
A reader had wrote in asking for advice about favouritism - which she experienced in her own childhood - being carried out in the next generation by her parents.
In the article Dorothy says: "The favoured siblings aren't necessarily better off. It's not straightforward, being the favourite."
She goes on to suggest: "If you feel you've done as much talking as you can [with your parents] then maybe it's better to turn to other satisfactions."
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