Things were prickly from the get-go that morning. My older daughter, then nine years old, sat on the couch, acting groggy and still waking up. Two feet away, her three-year-old sister was on the floor playing with a pile of … Continue reading
Ce părinte nu și-a dorit să se poată clona într-o armată de experți în supraveghere, giugiuleală, îngrijirea copiilor, purtarea lor, ținut în brațe, schimbarea scutecelor și menaj? De câte ori nu spunem: “Sunt numai eu”? Vrem să ne iubim copiii, … Continue reading
In this free parenting call replay, with Hand in Hand Instructors Julie Johnson and Laura Minnigerode, you’ll learn how to prepare for the birth of a child (whether it’s the first time or a sibling), how to maintain your connection with your other children when the new baby comes along, and how to create a community of support around you as your family grows. They also explore what happens for fathers after a baby is born and how they can maintain a strong connection with their child.
Listen to Hand in Hand instructors Georgie Bancroft and Lyra L’Estrange in this past free parenting call on sibling rivalry. They will give you some fresh ideas on how to bring more harmony into sibling relationships using the Hand in Hand listening tools.
My toddler has spent a lot of time in her first two years observing her older sister’s world of possessions. Though my older one, who is eight, is generally quite flexible these days about sharing her toys and other belongings … Continue reading
When our children hurt each other, we need help ourselves Seeing one sibling hurt another is one of the most trying times in our lives as parents. It makes us feel like we aren’t succeeding at the really important part … Continue reading
It’s the one thing we hope won’t happen another child arrives in our families, but for most of us, sibling rivalry is an issue. Here’s a guide on what you can to do to calm those sibling stresses. 1. Watch … Continue reading
After a new sibling has arrived, an older child’s feelings will be both large with love and wonder, and tight with upset about his sibling’s intrusion into his relationship and time with you. One of the more fruitful ways to … Continue reading
Two days after my son was born, his five-year old sister carefully and quietly carried his bouncy chair to a room in the back of the house that wasn’t used much. When I walked back into the living room and … Continue reading
What makes the difference between children’s generous moments and the not-so-generous ones?