Counselling Directory member Wendy Gregory addresses bringing a new baby home to siblings in context of the royal baby’s birth.Read more
By Counselling Directory member Wendy Gregory
As Prince William and Kate settle into their new lives as a family of five, it seems like an appropriate time to consider the challenges parents can face when they bring a new baby home. Although the occasion is usually looked forward with excitement, once you bring new baby home, it can seem as if you’re constantly trying to meet everyone else’s needs whilst feeling run down and exhausted yourself.
Something that can take us completely by surprise is the reaction of existing children to the arrival of a new brother or sister. Before the birth, they may have seemed thrilled with the prospect, but afterwards they can became sullen and withdrawn, or even openly hostile and aggressive. Tantrums, regressing to babyish...