6 year old angry that newborn is here

Anne-Marie - posted on 09/18/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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For the past 6 years it has just been my son and I (with dad of course! =)..)..I have stayed home with him since day one. The only sitters we have had have been grandma, or Auntie. ---and that has been rare. Well, now we have a one month old, we just moved into a new house, and he started 1st grade. I anticipated behavior changes--but---it really appears that he is ANGRY, and this is reflected in his behavior--wtih friends, at school, at home. Not only that--but I miss him, and he misses me. Suggestions? I know this gets better, but it is as if I have lost my son--and I am sure he feels he has lost me. I want to help him. Thanks!

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Anne-Marie - posted on 09/20/2011

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thanks everyone for your responses! I think one on one time is key...now if I could only get dad on the same page! =).

Sharon - posted on 09/20/2011

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Totally normal for you son to feel jealous, and totally normal for him to act out in negative ways for your attention. Have him help out with the baby, grab a diaper, a wipe, hold the baby's bottle while he eats. Have him hold the baby while he sits down with your help of course. Including your son in everything will make him feel a part of. Of course, the one on one time is very helpful too. Everything will be just fine!

Lynn - posted on 09/19/2011

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Angel age 4 is like that. She actualy is probly worse. i am concerned about the babys saftey around her jealous lil sis. im watchin this thread :) good luck

Jurnee - posted on 09/18/2011

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I agree with Tamara, spend time with him and remind him how special he is. If he wants to talk about his feeling about thenew baby , even if they are negative, dont discouage him.

Tamara - posted on 09/18/2011

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Try spending some one on one time with him every day, just you and him playing a game or reading a story. it will remind him and you that he is still there and you are there for him.

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