Sibling Issues

When a new member of the family arrives, sibling issues are prone to arise. Here you'll learn how to help a big brother or sister adjust to their new sibling and ensure a smooth transition for everyone.

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My Older Child Isn't Bonding With Her Baby Sibling, How Do I Encourage Her to Care?
We all hope our children will be "more than siblings," and have true friendships. But there's only so much we can do. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says for young children with a baby sibling, they need plenty of time, attention, and connection to feel secure in their big sibling role.
How to Help Your Kid Deal With the Disappointment of Not Having a Sibling
Kids may ask for a younger sister or brother at various phases of life. Here's how to support them through the disappointment of not having a sibling when they really want one.
My Daughter Grew Up Before My Eyes When She Became a Big Sister, and I Wasn't Ready
My 3-year-old went from being a baby to a big kid right when I walked through the front door with my newborn. She was ready to be a big sister, but it was a transition I learned that I wasn't prepared for.
Snooki Schools JWoww on How to Introduce Baby #2 to Her Daughter
'Jersey Shore' BFFs Snooki and JWoww talk about how to introduce a new baby to a potentially jealous big sibling.
What to Know About Older, Younger, and Middle Child Personalities
The only child has trouble sharing, the oldest is bossy, the baby always gets what he wants, and the middle child is—well, stuck in the middle. Are these merely stereotypes, or is there some truth to birth order differences? 
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More Sibling Issues

How to Help Your Firstborn Adapt to Baby
Worried that the new baby is going to upset your older child? Use these simple steps now to help them be the best of friends.
Welcoming a New Sibling
When a newborn comes home, don't be surprised if your toddler regresses from big kid to baby -- and back again.