6 year old angry that newborn is here

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




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




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




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




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




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




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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