If you’re the eldest sibling, science says your parents love you more

HA, I knew it


Anyone with a sibling knows their parents have a favourite child. Before there was no scientific proof, but now we've found it.

It turns out parents are more likely to love their first child over their younger children.

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A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology asked teenage siblings no more than four years apart, if they thought their parents treated them differently and whether this has affected their confidence.

The results showed the younger siblings often feeling first-borns were treated better, which in turn lowered their self-esteem.

At the next stage of the study, out of the 384 families, over 70 per cent of parents confessed to liking one sibling over another – proving once and for all, that your parents love you more if you're the eldest sibling.

Finally, I can sleep at night.