When a new baby arrives with a sibling
As my partner and I already had two children when she got pregnant with our third, we did worry about how the older siblings would react to a new child in the home. We didn’t know where there would be jealousy or feelings of neglect. We didn’t know whether they would love or resent the new baby.
It was a very nerve-wracking time, to say the least. After all, our two-year-old and three-year-old had been the center of our universe for so long. We wondered whether they would be able to adapt to the shift of attention towards a new child.
Of course, these worries are shared by many parents across the globe as they prepare to welcome a new baby into the family. A new child is always going to change the family dynamic. It is essential the outline that these changes can be positive as well as negative. For every older sibling who rejects the new child, there is one who welcomes them with open arms.
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE where I share more than a dozen tips and tricks to help siblings the arrival of their new family member.
Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.