Thursday, March 19, 2009

Siblings Without Rivalry: The Cliff Notes -- part 3

The third part is about equality.

This is something I do fairly well on. I mean, I am always keeping an eye out to make sure that experiences (helping with dinner, etc) are shared, but Conner is the only one that has gotten new clothes. That's just the way it is. I do, however, try to make a big deal about opening up the bin and seeing what treasures await us in the bin of clothes that Conner has left for him.

The chapter emphasises that each child is getting what they need. At certain times one is going to need more than the other. I think this is going to be particularly important for Spencer when the baby is born. The baby's already getting a lot of stuff, so I am trying to keep a watchful eye on how feels about that.

Making sure everyone's getting what they need is a harder job then you might think -- so it was a good reminder.

1 comment:

  1. being the middle child has been a lot harder on Chloe than I thought it would be, so I have to keep a special eye out for her because she does sort of get shoved off to the side sometimes.

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