Who Said You Should Never Compare Children?

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By Howard J. Bennett, M.D.
Published June 4, 2013, in the Huffington Post – Parents

Parents repeatedly hear that they should never compare their children to each other. As a pediatrician with 30 years of experience, I think this is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. Not only do we compare our children to each other, but we also compare them to other people’s children. Why? Because it’s impossible not to.

It’s instinctive for humans to compare things. We compare which apples to buy at the grocery store. We compare which clothes to wear to work. We compare which online newspapers to read. Read the full story.