When we seek the need behind the behaviour, we can show children HOW to get that need met.
As we supported her navigating the change of a new sibling, I realized more than just waning her to feel safe and adjust to sibling life, I really wanted them to have a great sisterhood, now and for always.
Now at 3 and 5, we see the fruits of the labour in that first year of their new relationship, and when we do our nightly gratitude at dinner, it's not uncommon for them to say "I'm grateful your my sister."
How did we facilitate this (because we do get to take credit where credit is due as parents, and my husband and I worked hard to get them here)? We used all of the principles, scripts, and education inside the course I compiled after researching, helping other parents with sibling conflicts and seeing how to best facilitate the relationship in our home.
For the longest time, you could only access the Navigating the New Sibling Course if you were a part of the Joyful Parenting Collective, but now, I've made it available for purchase year round.
Click the link below to get your kids off on the right foot, and give them a chance to have a fantastic sibling relationship.
*****Course is recommended if you are pregnant or your "new baby" is under 12 months old*******