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.

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.
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Firstborn Children Are More Intelligent Than Their Younger Siblings, Study Suggests

"With each subsequent child, parents tend to relax to a greater extent what they might deem as non-essential needs for their kids," a researcher told Today.
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Moms Share Best and Worst Ways to Prepare Your Child for a New Baby

Your cozy little threesome is about to become a party of four. Even though you’ve been psyching up your child for the big change, you might feel a little (okay, a lot) worried about the disruption that’s about to happen. Here, real moms of two or more share helpful tips, funny moments, and honest mistakes they made along the way.
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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.
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Gender Reveal Fail! This Little Girl REALLY Doesn't Want a Baby Brother

These parents' yummy plan to reveal the gender of baby #3 to their daughters with cupcakes totally doesn't work out.
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More Sibling Issues

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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12 Tips for Raising an Only Child

Having an only child gives you a mature, diligent, and conscientious little perfectionist—but it also comes with some tough parenting moments. Here are our top tips for raising an only child. 
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Double Duty: Adjusting to Life With a Second Child

The first few months with a second child can seem like a juggling act. We'll make it easier to keep all the balls in the air.