I recently had our second child. (July 14th) This comes 5 years after our daughter being an only child.
At first DD was great. She was so excited to have a baby brother (and still is most of the time) But now she is suddenly bouncing off the walls, we are finding that we are CONSTANTLY repeating ourselves to her, and that she is doing things that she knows she shouldn't. Just pushing the envelope as far as she can.
I don't want her to feel jealous of her little brother. I pay attention to her (candyland, chutes n ladders, movies) whenever DS is asleep and I have caught up on some of the housework. Dad always goes to her first when he comes home from work, and my mother comes over once a week to spend time with both of the children. But it never seems to be enough. It almost seems like whatever amount of attention she gets, she wants more and that is when she starts acting up. We have tried to explain to her that her actions will get her bad attention and not the good attention that she really wants.
Any advise on how to help my little girl realize she doesn't need to act this way to get attention from Mom and Dad?