If a child is brought up to believe he or she is the "good" one so he or she always behaves, then does the child gets less attention. If it's ingrained into the child's head then the mother doesn't have to pay positive attention to this child. It's like this child has the duty to be "good" in order to let her mother be free to give negative attention to the other siblings. Also it would give the mother the ability to do her thing leaving the child alone because the mother counts on the child to be "good". Thus hardly giving her or him attention. Is this chid emotionally abused.