Parents often say they treat all of their children the same. It might be more accurate to say that they love all of their children equally. It must be appreciated that each child is born into a unique situation. Firstborn children, for example, are born into a world of adults and have the exclusive attention of their parents. On the other hand, a fourth child will have less parental attention but enter a world filled with siblings. The needs of children change with age, as well. Therapy will focus on facilitating emotional intimacy, effective communication, and appropriate boundaries in parent-child relationships.