A mom has caused huge controversy online for displaying what appears to be some blatant favoritism - and it has honestly divided the internet ...
People are really torn on this topic.
And honestly, there are some good points on both sides ...
Now, for most parents, gender isn't too important.
Regardless of whether the baby will be a boy or a girl, all that really matters is that they're happy and healthy.
But one mom has come under fire this week.
For what can seem, on the surface, like choosing her son over her daughter.
The story came about from an anonymous post on Mumsnet.
"How do you square this without causing resentment?" she asks.
"Daughter (17) is working full time on an apprenticeship course."
"We are charging her rent/keep/petrol equivalent to 25% of her take home."
"Son (18) up until now was planning to leave college and get a job."
"He announced yesterday that he is now accepting the three University offers he got a while back."
"As an aside he's just split up with his GF of two years who was absolutely definitely in no way the reason he wasn't going…"
"So we will be in a position of taking money from daughter and sending money to son."
"Which has totally changed the dynamic."
"I'm really conscious of causing resentment from daughter who already suffers a bit with middle child syndrome and jealousy."
"If you've been in this situation what did you do?"
"I want daughter to contribute for lots of reasons, none of which go away just because son now needs three more years of support."
What do you think of this conundrum?
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