Parental Favoritism Essay

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When it comes to favoritism in a parental situation, parents may not know if it is a form of abuse or not. Everybody have their own opinion about parental favoritism. Every parental favoritism is different too so it depends on the situtaion if it is abuse or not. Parental favoritism is when one child is liked or favorited more than the other. Accroding to The Smothers Brothers, this doesn 't mean that its abuse if a child is being asked to do chores because his sibling is sick. It means one child is doing chores on a daily basis while the other sits and play video games the whole day on a daily basis (The Smothers Brothers). As a kid, it is tough being yourself with a pack of siblings. This makes life even more difficult since you …show more content…
Not all parental favoritism is abuse but when it goes more than it is then it 's abuse. There are lots of things that some parents do to the child and different to their favorite child that leads to child abuse. At some point this abuse leaves marks inside a childs heart and sometimes it stays there for a short or/and long time. When a child is being mistreated from his parents and differently from his siblings, it causes mixed emotions. This can be considered as one of the abuse we talked in class, Psychological abuse or emotional …show more content…
After all the abuse, he 'll be more afraid that he will be disliked or mistreated even more. It 's very hard for the child because he 's already trying to be good in his parent 's eyes, but if he try to get help, he 'll look bad in their eyes. I think the only intervention is another person intervening in the problem. That 's the only best way to stop the abuse. In conclusion, it is very easy to tell if parental favoritism is an abuse or not. This topic is not talked oftenly in society because usually when the abuse happen it is behind closed doors and most of the time it is not physical. This topic falls under physical, verbal and emotional abuse based on the situation. There are no services specifically for this type of abuse. Inside this abuse there are many catgories of that is being used so there are services for those abuse. There are only one intervention that I believed will stop parental favoritism. Family members can inteven and stop this

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