28 March 2011

Four strategies for helping your child adjust to a new sibling

Four Adjustment Strategies: Boston MamasMy dear friend Christine Koh of Boston Mamas just had her second child, a daughter named Violet. Christine has made a concious effort to take care of herself throughout her pregnancy by exercising, eating well, and balancing work, home, and rest. I've learned so much about prioritizing just by watching her.

Part of her succesful balancing act includes the powerful combination of planning ahead and asking for help. She (wisely) lined up a series of guest posts to run during her post-partum weeks, and I was thrilled to participate. My post is up today:

Four strategies for helping your child adjust to the arrival of a new baby

via www.bostonmamas.com

There's so much to say on this topic! Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Related: New baby and preschooler sharing a room? Talk amongst yourselves.

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A lot of libraries have "bringing home baby" kits with books, videos, even dolls for role playing. This was great for my 20 month old!

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