Have you noticed that you treat your "baby" differently than you treated your oldest when they were that same age? Do you find yourself consciously babying your baby, or is it a subconscious thing. Or do you parent them both*all* the same way as you always have?
To answer my own question. I most definitely "baby" my baby. When my oldest was her age(25 months) she was already a big sister. She was already in charge of helping me a lot. She was already more academically advanced because I pushed for her to reach milestones faster than I have with my subsequent children. At the same age I expect more from my oldest than I do from my youngest.
Answer by Silvertears1275 at 1:19 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
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Answer by tropicalmama at 11:29 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
No matter how old my children get - they will always be my babies. So whether I have one or ten....each one will be treated as if they are mama's special little man or princess. That isn't to say that I won't treat them differently according to their unique personalities. But my own mother treated my sister and I very different. She, the baby, got more opportunities and things she wanted. While I was not allowed to even consider asking. I swore I would not do that to my children - that each child will be treated and feel as if they were special and being spoiled as a result of their position in the family. Plus we are going to foster a much older child. So when she does arrive - she will be the "baby" as in the newest member. But not necessarily the youngest child in the home. I think being aware that this happens is good so that as parents we can make ammends to correct some slights that may occur.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:50 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
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