Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys
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Don't Play Favorites
Moms often develop a natural closeness with a particular child in their family. If it turns into favoritism, it can quickly lead to sibling rivalry. All kids are sensitive to favoritism, regardless of their sex or the sex of their siblings. Even when they push your buttons, try to handle all your children with fairness and care. Don't compare your children's grades, weight, sports performance, or anything that can be measured: it can be bad for sibling relations, and can be even worse for the parent/child bond.