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Parents Call Off 15-Year-Old's Birthday Party After He Complained That They Were Favoring His Little Sister All The Time
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Parents Call Off 15-Year-Old's Birthday Party After He Complained That They Were Favoring His Little Sister All The Time

His parents wanted him to make his sister feel special because she was being bullied at school and wasn't in the mood for the party.

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If you've been brought up as a single child, you might have loved the idea of how siblings would make good company. While that is true, having a sibling can also complicate things a bit. No parent ever claims to love one of their children more than the other, however, it is not uncommon for them to consciously or subconsciously favor one. And when that happens, the other child often feels ignored, overlooked, and angry. One such enraged teen took to the Reddit community to share his frustration after his parents made his birthday all about their daughter instead. 

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Like most of us, he was excited about his birthday planning. User u/Worried-Pizza6682 wrote, "I'm turning 16 in less than a month and my parents had talked about throwing me a party with my friends and family there to celebrate. I let myself get excited about it, which I am starting to feel was dumb on my part." He then talked about his sister, Ava. "See I have a little sister Ava and she's 7," he wrote. "She was a baby my parents tried to have for a few years after I was born but struggled. She was born premature and almost died. It meant my parents had to put a lot of time into her when she was little. It meant a lot of the time our world revolved around her. Back then I would hear people say once she was a little older that things would return to normal. They never really did. My parents prioritize Ava over me. I know she's a lot younger and it makes sense at times."