Quotation by Adele Faber

The mere existence of an additional child or children in the family could signify Less. Less time alone with parents. Less attention for hurts and disappointments. Less approval for accomplishments. . . . No wonder children struggle so fiercely to be first or best. No wonder they mobilize all their energy to have more or most. Or better still, all.
Adele Faber (20th century), U.S. author, and Elaine Mazlish (20th century), U.S. author. Siblings Without Rivalry, introduction (1987).
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