The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family. Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations, and after the baby arrives, much of the family’s attention involves caring for the newborn.
All this change can be hard for older siblings to handle. It’s common for them to feel jealousy toward the newborn. But parents can prepare kids for an addition to the family.
A new baby brings joys and challenges to a family. Parents are excited but they are also nervous about how their older children will react to the newborn. All sorts of questions come up: How should we tell our older children? Will they be jealous of the new baby? Will they accept this change?
Here is a story of a little girl whose baby brother was born. Her reaction was quite natural. She knew she had become a sister of a baby boy. She reached towards him, touched him gently. She was little bit confused how to behave with this baby. She tried to kiss the baby, but hesitant to do so. Her parents took her in confidence and told her to love the baby brother. Her mother was worried that how her daughter would behave upon hearing the news of newborn baby in the family.
Everyone was surprised to watch those rare moments when the girl was welcoming the baby by kissing and hugging him. Awesome!