Richard Weissbourd: When your child asks, “Who do you love the most?”

Harvard University family psychologist Richard Weissbourd says before answering, ask this question to get to the heart of the matter.

Here’s how 4 other parenting experts say to respond…


Jane Nelsen
Jane Nelsen, among the foremost leaders of the positive discipline movement, says you can answer by showing your child — with this demonstration — that there’s plenty of love to go around. Format: Article

Christine Carter
It’s a loaded question that can leave a parent gobsmacked. Expert Christine Carter explains how she responds when her own kids demand an answer. Format: Video (1:29)

Adele Faber
When your child asks this question, says parenting guru Adele Faber, they don’t need to hear that they’re the favorite. Instead, reassure them this way. Format: Article

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