Helping Your Other Children Adjust to Your New Baby
If you have other children, bringing a new baby into their lives can often be upsetting. Just as you and your partner are adjusting to having a new member of the family, so are your older children. They may be jealous, more irritable than usual, or more demanding of your time.
There are also several things that you can do to involve your older children with the newest member of the family:
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