No matter how you choose to add to your family, the strategies we share in this post are for you. If you’re
fostering, adopting, or any way a child comes into your life, simply adjust the scenarios and scripts to better
reflect your circumstances. Also? Hi, you’re freaking amazing and we love you so much.
Bringing home a new baby is all fun, games, and new baby smell until your darling toddler walks over to baby
sister, smacks her in the face and loudly says:
“I don’t like baby. Take baby back to hospital!
All done new baby, ALL DONE! ”
Oooooof! Talk about a gut-punch. Apparently, it’s not enough to bring a tiny human into the world.
Nope—you also get to deal with a child who has obviously read some sort of brochure called,
“How to Make Your Parents Feel Guilty in One Easy Step”.
Change challenges all of us, and that’s deﬁnitely true of toddlers. And change in the form of a sibling? This
interloper you’re supposed to automatically love, even though it makes a lot of noise and suddenly gets allllllll
the attention from mom and dad? (Or mom and mom, dad and dad, only mom, whatever YOUR beautiful
family looks like.) Well, it’s no surprise your toddler is all “Thank you, next!” about the whole thing.
Struggling to adjust to a new sibling is normal, but it doesn’t have to be impossible—for you or your toddler.
You are a warrior parent, and with the right tools to help prep your toddler
for life with a new baby, you *will* thrive - not just survive!