Jealousy. Bribes. Love. Sounds like the stuff of a soap opera.
Adding another child to your family can create a lot of jealousy and drama if you’re not careful.
No matter how young in age, children will notice when they aren’t the center of attention anymore because of the arrival of a new baby or adopted child.
A thoughtful gift for a big brother or big sister will go a long way towards warming up older siblings to the newest addition to their family.
A gift from the baby will help an older child feel loved and excited to welcome their new baby brother or baby sister with open arms.
It’s kind of like a bribe, but how can you not like someone who gives you gifts? It’s very hard and that’s why older sibling gifts are so important and effective.