Preparing older children for the arrival of a new baby

Introduction

The arrival of a new baby brings major changes for the entire family. Each member will have to redefine his or her place, and together you will have to find a new balance. When they learn about this big event, your children will probably experience a lot of emotions, not all of them positive. They will soon have to share their mom and dad, and will also have a new role to play as big brother or sister. Children sometimes accept this situation with no problem, but it can also be a source of jealousy, anger or anxiety. Don’t worry – these feelings are completely normal and do not mean that your children won’t love each other. The following are some tips for handling the situation as successfully as possible.


> During pregnancy
> When the baby is born
> When you’re back home

 

 

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