Quotation by Marianne E. Neifert

Trying to love your children equally is a losing battle. Your children's scorecards will never match your own. No matter how meticulously you measure and mete out your love and attention, and material gifts, it will never feel truly equal to your children. . . . Your children will need different things at different times, and true equality won't really serve their different needs very well, anyway.
Marianne E. Neifert (20th century), U.S. pediatrician, professor and author. Dr. Mom's Parenting Guide, ch.4 (1991).
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