The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family. Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations, and after the baby arrives, much of the family’s attention involves caring for the newborn.
All this change can be hard for older siblings to handle. It’s common for them to feel jealousy toward the newborn and to react to the upheaval by acting out.
But parents can prepare kids for an addition to the family, and Woman’s Hospital’s “A Baby is Coming” and “Tyke Hyke” classes educate the future big brothers and sisters how to get ready for a younger sibling.