Helping Your Child Understand a New Sibling

Learn the when, how, and why of explaining a new sibling to you child, and easing the adjustment.

Adjusting to a new sibling.
When we decided to adopt for a second time, we were worried about how our older (and slightly diva-ish) daughter would take to sharing the spotlight. As it turned out, we didn’t need to worry—after spending the year-and-a-half leading up to their meeting talking about and dreaming about her little sister, it was about an hour into big sisterhood when Katie declared herself Maggie’s best friend. And, except for a few scuffles over fairy wings and tutus, my girls have ...

How to prepare your child for a new sibling.

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