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Having another baby after 8 years. my son is acting out

Megan - posted on 04/18/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have an 8 year old boy,who will be 9 next month. I am no longer with his father and found a new partner and we are now having a baby in July, after 8 year. I have been on bed rest from the beginning, which has been hard on my son. I feel like I've been neglected him thru this pregnancy because of all the difficultie n doctor appointments. I'm feel like im losing the connection and bond we had. He's been acting out n throwing more tantrums, telling me I hate him!! I don't love him! That I'm gonna love this baby more!! Etc. I tell him everyday I love him n he will always be love.
I stand down with him and we have talked. He's happy with the baby coming but he no longer going to be the only child. And not get the attention he use too.

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Stephanie - posted on 04/18/2015

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I had a similar problem with my first child. My children are 5 years apart and it took my oldest daughter a longtime to get over the fact that she was not my only child any more. It was frustrating to me as a Mom because no matter how I tried to include my big girl the more she acted like she was an outsider. I only have two children and I love them both hard. I am currently with the baby's father however, we have been together 2 years before the baby was born. He has to constantly tell her that he loves her just the same because he knew her first and on and on. Now she is a lot better she found out she has a friend and playmate forever.

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