How do we deal with the 2nd child syndrome...

Lee - posted on 07/24/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I find that when i chat with mom with more than 2 kids will always have challenges with the 2nd child syndrom.. would like to hear your experience or advise..

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Ruthy - posted on 07/25/2010

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Can't disagree more! I have three wonderful childen and I fussed, loved, hugged, kissed, took a thousand pictures and did baby classes with each one. It's so funny since I am weekly doing a Gymboree class with my youngest child, my baby boy of one year who I love adore like never before, and other moms ask if it's my first. When I say "No, he's my third", they're surprised, but why I can't I love him just as much if not more than the others who are by the way, now older, 6 and 8 and talk back and say, 'mom, can you leave my room- I'm playing a game and close the door". I love love love my third baby boy and I said to my girlfriend the other day, I think he's the cutest, most wonderful thing in the whole world, and she said, "you said the same thing when the first two were babies!" But I don't remember that. It's all up to YOUand what you make out of it. You can love each child, and spend special time with each one, cuddle and kiss and hug each one separately or together, but they can both have your attention and love. I have three and we're outnumbered yet I think each child in our family feels totally and completely loved!

Mindy - posted on 07/24/2010

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My best advice would be to make dates with each child. Five minutes with just that child works wonders

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