The arrival of a new member of the family is a great moment for the older children and the parents. But the reality of bringing home a new baby may be difficult, especially for children old enough age to have had some expectations about a new child in the family to play with.
Anger, disinterest, and regression are some common reactions that a child can have when a new sibling arrives home. As parents, we can’t force the building of the relationship between the children, but we can try to make it easy.
We must be open to listening if the children speak about their worries and let him or her know that we will always be there for them, although we must take care of the baby.