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If you’re a parent and getting ready to add another tiny human to the mix, it is totally normal to feel apprehensive about the new family dynamic. Bringing home a baby has a BIG impact on the whole family unit. Today, let’s dive into the world of preparing your kids for a new sibling and discover how to smooth the transition of welcoming a new baby.
This is as much about preparing yourself as it is your older kiddo(s). Imagine this: you bring home that sweet new baby, and suddenly your older child becomes a whirlwind of emotions. Your previously chill, amazing, angelic child may become a totally unrecognizable agent of chaos. It is STRESSFUL. However, your older child is not a monster, they are working through a BIG shift in dynamics. This is totally normal, even with the best of preparation. However, when you take the time to create an open and honest dialogue with your little ones about what to expect, you’re smoothing the transition and reducing the meltdowns.
Here’s the deal: siblings often have worries and fears about what this new tiny human means for them. It’s totally normal for them to feel concerned about being left out or overshadowed, but don’t worry! By truly listening to their feelings and concerns, you’re showing them that they’re seen, heard, and deeply loved. Keep those lines of communication open and reassure them that their place in the family is as treasured as ever.
Once baby arrives, the language you use can have a big impact on how they feel about their sibling.
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