So, you’re expecting your second baby, or you’ve just been blessed with one, congratulations! Your household is growing and you want the whole family involved in celebrating this miracle, but your firstborn is not feeling this joyful mood. Don’t worry, experts say this is common. They say when you are expecting or bringing a new baby to the home, the older child might find this frustrating. It takes time for some kids to come to terms with not being the only child anymore and this may result in behavioural problems and resentment. Fortunately, experts say there are things you can do to help your firstborn deal with the new reality of your changing family dynamics. You need to consider the following:
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