Toddler can't accept new baby: what to do

Dr Richard C. Woolfson
magyoungparents@sph.com.sg

Although you had prepared your toddler in advance for her baby brother’s arrival – and she seemed fine at the time – she has turned out to be terribly jealous of him. 

She keeps whining just to get your attention, acts like a baby herself sometimes, and deliberately pulls you away when she sees you playing with him. 

The change in her behaviour tells you that the green-eyed monster is rearing its ugly head.

When you understand the world from your two-year-old’s point-of-view, the jealousy and resentment seem hardly surprising. 

After all, she was used to having you all to herself, and she expected that way of life to continue forever.  She worries about having to share your time with the little brother.

She may be afraid that you…

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