A new survey suggests that mothers are more critical of their daughters, more indulgent of their sons. More than half said they had formed a stronger bond with their sons and mothers were more likely to describe their little girls as “stroppy” and “serious”, and their sons as “cheeky” and “loving”.
Do mothers Favour sons over daughters?
Mothers are, the research shows, twice as likely to be more critical of their daughters than their sons, while over half admitted that they feel a stronger tie to their son than their daughter.
Why do parents love sons over daughters?
They also provide better nutrition and medical care for boys than girls, and indulge in a host of other practices that discriminate against girls. Even in this day and age, families openly celebrate the birth of a son, while the birth of a daughter is not always greeted in the same manner.
How does favoritism affect siblings?
Within the family, favoritism from parents or other adult relatives can lead to tension and resentment between siblings as well as between children and their parents. Outside of the family, favoritism can affect a persons ability to form close, supportive relationships.