Preparing Siblings For Baby

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Preparing Siblings For Baby
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 3:18pm

So frequently parents come to me with concerns about how a second (or third, or fourth) child will impact the dynamic of their existing family.  As someone who has been there, this is a topic very close to my heart and I think the introduction to a new sibling should be handled with delicacy, love, and with a lot of thought.

One of my favorite tricks, for both my family and for the families that I work with, is to introduce the idea of the older children serving as  ”mommy’s helper”.

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How are you preparing your older children for the new baby?  Are you at all concerned about how they will react to having a little one in the house?

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