Right now we are dealing with a crazy strong mommy preference, to the point that I can tell DH is getting sad, i think he doesn't feel as connected to our 1 year old as he does our older daughter (because of this.) How do you encourage a young child to spend more time with the less-favored parent? I want her to spend time with him when i'm home, she's fine when i'm gone and he's home with her. it is when we are all home that she will only be by me.