Here it is, a new Tuesday Topic, posted on a Wednesday no less. I got home from Seattle too late last night to start blogging, although I was tempted. We had a truly fantastic time at camp and were sad to see it end. Honeybee and Dimples had good appointments yesterday and we had a decent drive home. With the two little boys along for the ride, it was a little more challenging than usual, but they did pretty well.
This week’s Tuesday Topic is from Tami who wrote:
We added two children to our family last October, making us a family of six. The newly adopted kids are now the oldest and the youngest in our “birth order”. I’d love to hear how others have helped their children adjust to the new place they hold in the family. Early on our daughter (age 8), who had been the youngest, had a hard time adjusting to her new younger brother (age 4). Now that we are almost a year in we are seeing stress on our son (age10) who had previously been the oldest. He is having a hard time and feels “displaced” by his new 11 year old sister. Any tips or advice would be appreciated!
Please share your thoughts with Tami about how she might be able to help her children adjust to the changes in family birth order. Don’t be shy! Remember that the words you offer may be just what Tami most needs to hear.
I’ll hold your comments until this Friday and share them all at once.
I have so much I hope to write about just as soon as I get suitcases unpacked, laundry going, food in the house, school started…and on and on it goes.
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