THE BEST THING TO SAY TO GET A BIG SIB ON BOARD

Parents (USA) - - Mom -

Re­search shows that the way par­ents talk to their kids about a new baby has a ma­jor im­pact on how smoothly the tran­si­tion goes. When you first share the good news, say “You’re go­ing to be a big sis­ter,” not “We’re go­ing to have a baby.” If your older child wor­ries that you won’t have enough time for her once the baby ar­rives, you can re­as­sure her by say­ing, “There is a ______ [in­sert your child’s name]-size spot in my heart that no one else could ever fill but you.”

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