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Signs that your child is jealous of his little sibling

Anyone with a brother or sister will know that sibling rivalry really exists. If you’d like to check if there is any jealousy in your child, what are the most common signs to look out for?

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Being jealous of the new baby is natural. What the child is experiencing is jealously towards all the attention the cute little one is getting, especially from those who used to direct all their attention to the older child. One of the most obvious signs is that your older child will become clingier.

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Thumb sucking is another sign as the thumb works as a substitute for a dummy that the child gave up a long ago. Unfortunately another side effect of having a new baby is that the older one will probably want to avoid it. This avoidance of contact with the baby is a sign of jealousy.

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Thumb sucking is another sign as the thumb works as a substitute for a dummy that the child gave up a long ago. Unfortunately another side effect of having a new baby is that the older one will probably want to avoid it. This avoidance of contact with the baby is a sign of jealousy.

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If you’re eldest is playing alone, he’s also displaying a sign of jealousy towards the new sibling.

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A regression in toilet training is a sign that the child’s jealous of the new born as he or she is trying to get the parent’s attention back on them.

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Verbal rejection is another sign. If your eldest is saying negative things about the baby, he or she is jealous.

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Verbal rejection is another sign. If your eldest is saying negative things about the baby, he or she is jealous.

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Spilling food is another common practice of a child who’s jealous of his sibling. As is grabbing the baby’s bottle.

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Resisting bed time is another sign to look out for. If you see any of these signs, talk to your child about the way he or she is feeling. Don’t let it slide in the belief that it’ll go away. It will of course, but it’ll go away quicker if you as the parent take charge.

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Resisting bed time is another sign to look out for. If you see any of these signs, talk to your child about the way he or she is feeling. Don’t let it slide in the belief that it’ll go away. It will of course, but it’ll go away quicker if you as the parent take charge.

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