#27: Focus on me

Family projection process: […] parents project part of their immaturity to one or more children… which enables the [parent] to become less anxious by focusing on the child […] The child who is the the object of the projection is the one most emotionally attached to the parents, and the one who ends up with [a lower level of maturity than their siblings].
— Family Therapy in Clinical Practice, Dr. Murray Bowen
 

With additional help from Marriage and Family Therapist Lorna Hecht