The arrival of a set of newborn babies is one of the most exciting things you can experience as a parent. However, for older siblings it can be a stressful time with plenty of questions and doubts.
In the months leading up to big sister or brotherhood, talk seems to swirl around these new babies that will join the family. This can lead older siblings to feel insecure and left out.
These are some tips for helping older siblings feeling included.
#1: Ask for their help
While this might seem somewhat obvious, it’s surprising how often parents of newborns overlook their older children as potential helpers. Even when they are 2 or 3, older siblings can be immensely helpful if you assign them the right kinds of jobs.
Younger kids can help with handing you things, carrying things and keeping you company. Older kids can provide some basic care. Pay attention to what they like to do and do well and ask them to repeat that.
You might be surprised how capable they…
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