When a child is no longer the centre of attention, no wonder their behaviour changes
One of the biggest challenges parents face is dealing with sibling rivalry.
And it can occur at any age from toddlers unhappy about a new baby in the home, to teens battling each other for more rights.
I have written about this topic before, but today I want to focus on how to help young children adjust to a new baby in the family.
Sibling rivalry can often start before the arrival of the second child.
The older child may become aggressive, or may regress by acting more like a baby.
There are many things that contribute to a child not accepting a new sibling.
A child’s developmental stage will affect how well they can share your attention, and if a child is particularly close to their mother, it can be even more difficult for them to accept a new baby brother or sister.
Stress in the family can also make the adjustment harder.
But there are many things you can do to make the adjustment easier.