Bringing home a new baby is a big moment in any family life. But if that baby has an older sibling or siblings, it is a huge moment in the lives of the other kids. Babies demand a lot of immediate attention from caregivers, which can be hard for older siblings to understand and cope with.
One of the three characteristics of an excellent parent is being kind and loving. Part of being kind and loving means taking the time to help a new-baby transition be successful. Here are a few easy strategies you can adopt before and after your baby is born to help make the introduction of a new family member a positive family experience.
(While these strategies were written from the perspective of bringing home a baby, they can easily be adjusted to apply for bringing home an older child into the home, through adoption or family blending.)
Adding a member to your family is an incredible experience. With careful planning and encouragement, you can create a special bond with each of your children and a special bond between your children.
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