This isnt for me but for my friend : My friend is due this march and her oldest is 12 years old, she isnt sure how her daughter is going to handle it, at times she seems excited about her sister coming and then she gets pissy and acts like everyone will forget about her and says things like " everyone will pay more attention to the baby and forget about me" or " all you care about is that baby". Shes been used to having everything for herself and all the attention majority of the time, My friends bf does have kids of his own and they come over ever so often but its mainly just her. What should she do to make things fair for both her oldest and the new baby?Answer Question
Answer by proudmomma777 at 3:02 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by ronjwake at 3:37 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
My oldest son was 11 when I had his brother and another sibling, a sister, a year later. He was excited about no longer being the only child and having all my attention on him. He also told me he liked the idea of having someone to "boss around." LOL. He was an excellent help with both. Now that he's 26 and they're 14 and 15, he's an even greater help at bridging the gap and helping them to understand me. Strangely enough, he chose a job instructing kids.
Answer by Ewadun at 5:14 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
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Answer by nurseangel2005 at 5:49 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
I do not have kids that far apart but I am the oldest and the next one after me is 14 (I'm 28). I remember when my dad told me that they were having a baby (BTW is was my Dad and Stepmom). I admit I was pissed at first because I thought nobody would care about me anymore. But they made sure to include me in just about everything. I do remember they asked me the day before the ultrasound if I wanted a brother or sister and I said both. Well when they got home I was informed I was getting both. They were twins a boy and a girl. I got to help pick names out (my SM and I picked out their names) and I got to pick how to decorate their room. I admit I was still a little worried but when they were born you couldn't pull me away from them. My little sister had to be admitted to the hospital when she was 5 months old and I wouldn't leave. Have your friend include her 12 yr old in EVERYTHING and I'm sure she'll be alright. GL!
Answer by Juggalette0327 at 7:39 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 AM on Jan. 28, 2010