RVA Parenting: Do you have a favorite child?

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A study says all parents secretly have a favorite child, even if they'll never admit it.

The study claims all parents are hard-wired to pick a favorite whether they like it or not, but parents in the Richmond area aren't buying it.

A question up on the NBC12 News Facebook page drew hundreds of comments from all over the area and not everyone agrees with this study. In fact, some experts feel favoritism can be damaging.

"Hey, maybe you're not like your brother who can hit a home run over the fence, but guess what? You're so gifted creatively and you do this thing really well," explained Venus Bolton, a Richmond Family Lifestyle Expert. "So, really, just encouraging and creating that nurturing environment that helps them thrive and be confident as little people."

Hear more from Venus on nbc12.com/RVAParenting.

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