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The Favorite Child Paperback – January 26, 2010
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—Robert A. Gross, James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor
of Early American History, University of Connecticut
"Dr. Libby’s illuminating exploration and her understanding of the profound and complex issues of being a favorite child challenge us all to be more thoughtful and aware of our impact on a child’s eventual character, expectations, and performance in the world. Powerful and provocative, this is a must read."
—Ellen Schiff, PhD, psychologist in private practice, Bethesda, MD
About the Author
of clinical director of a mental health center serving a three-county region and service on the faculty at
the University of Maryland where she had significant responsibility for clinical training
of students. Dr. Libby writes a blog for Psychology Today called "The Favorite Child": http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-favorite-child
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Book review by Richard L. Weaver II, Ph.D.
This is an excellent book. The reason I picked it up is simply because I felt I fit into her category (a favorite child). Read more
Favoritism surrounds us, everywhere and all of the time. In The Favorite Child Libby states that the favorite child complex is "made up of those conscious and unconscious behaviors... Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by Story Circle Book Reviews
I loved this book! I found it at our local library, and could not put it down. Ellen Libby is a counselor in the DC area, and the sister-in-law of Scooter Libby, and she writes... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by annesailorgirl