Episode 18: When Your Firstborn is Getting Jealousy with Jenny G
EPISODE 18 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Firstborn is Getting Jealousy with Jenny G
Jenny’s trying to reconcile her guilt from having a second child with the need to overcompensate with her first. I help with a new perspective and some strategies to help her firstborn manage her own anger and frustration with sharing Mommy.
Today, we talk about the value of validating your children’s feelings. I note that you can still have an intimate connection with your first child after your second comes along, and I offer some practical tips for making it happen. I note the value of scheduling, and I stress that it’s not a parent’s job to fix her child’s feelings.
“There’s no fixing in validation. ”
- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- The value of scheduling alone time
- Why validation isn’t about fixing your child’s feelings
- Why validation is conducive to resilience
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