Parents are always concerned about how their first child will react to the arrival of another baby in the family. I sincerely hope they become best friends and value the bonds that bind them. The birth of a new family member is a life-changing event for a child, and they intuitively understand that everything will change.
Your first child will now have a playmate who is more than a friend. They will argue and reconcile, play and fight, share generously and exclaim, “This is mine!” they will protect from offenders and mother each other. And as they grow older, they will share common memories of childhood and family, which will help them maintain their unique connection in the face of life’s ups and downs.
When raising multiple children, parents will require twice as much love, patience, and sensitivity. Most people, however, are happy to have a brother or sister, and if you are still on the fence about having a second child, check out this collection of touching photos of babies meeting for the first time.