Understanding Golden Child Syndrome

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Excessive Praise

The golden child receives disproportionate praise and attention from parents or caregivers.

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Privileged Treatment

They often enjoy special privileges, such as leniency with rules or material rewards.

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High Expectations

There's pressure on the golden child to maintain their perfect image and excel in all aspects of life.

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Sibling Rivalry

Siblings may feel neglected or resentful, leading to strained relationships within the family.

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Emotional Impact

Golden children may struggle with feelings of inadequacy or guilt, despite external validation.

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Parental Control

Parents may exert control over the golden child, limiting their autonomy and independence.

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Lack of Accountability

The golden child may escape consequences for their actions, perpetuating a sense of entitlement.

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Identity Issues

They may struggle to develop a sense of self outside of the role assigned to them by their parents.

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