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Supporting the Older Sibling
With the Arrival of Baby

(even months later!)

It is always a very special event to welcome a new baby into the family.
And it can also be a difficult transition for the older child(ren), and everyone else involved.

I’m sending you lots of Love and compassion if you’re feeling helpless as you’re witnessing your (usually sweet and loving) child struggling.

I wonder if your older child:

  • has become really difficult to be around?
  • is refusing to cooperate and often does the opposite of what you’ve just asked?
  • is aggressive towards his little brother or sister?
  • has big tantrums about little things?
  • is not sleeping well anymore?
  • is pretending to be a baby all day long?
  • is refusing to use the toilet or regressing?
  • is asking for mummy all day and refuses daddy’s help?

This is quite common to most new big brothers and sisters, you’re not alone.
I have received hundreds of emails from mothers going through this.
It can happen very soon after baby was born or it can take many months (or years!).

Let me reassure you, your child hasn’t turned into a “bad kid”, he’s simply needing some loving support to manage this big change in his life.

“The tools and suggestions I’ve received from Manon have helped me have more compassion for my son and for myself as we move through this transition. Having a new baby has brought up things for all of us to work through and I’ve especially wanted to help my son work through his jealousy and frustration. The tools have helped enormously. They are quick and simple and can completely change the way a situation unfolds. He is calmer and happier (so am I) and it’s so beautiful watching him become more independent and to see his relationship with his new sister blossom.”
Malinda

Sunshine Coast, QLD

In this Live class:

  • we will put ourselves in our child’s skin, to understand his perspective
  • we’ll talk about how emotions work in the mind-body
  • we’ll see how we can help our child with his big emotions
  • we’ll learn respectful and connecting tools to reduce siblings rivalry
  • we’ll see how we can use play to repair any attachment rupture between you and your older child.
  • we’ll learn about the nervous system and see what children most need to feel safe and relaxed

You will find NO punishment, reward, bribe, threat, time-out or “consequences” in any of my teachings.
All the information I teach is nurturing and respectful of both the children and the parent’s needs. It is based on the latest research in children’s psychology, attachment theories, aware and attachment parenting, somatic experiencing (trauma healing), the polyvagal theory (nervous system health) and attachment play.

HOW AND WHEN

Date: Friday the 21st and the 28th of August
Time: 2pm Sydney, Australia time

This class will be taught LIVE on Zoom, you’ll be able to interact with me and ask your questions.
I recommend that you come to the Live Class on the day to make the most out of it, but if you can’t make it, I’ll send you the replay, no pressure.
Your spouse will be able to attend this class or watch the replay for free, so you can both be on the same page.

EACH class will l be 1 hour long with an additional 20min of Q&A

“After bringing home our second daughter Lucy, we experienced many challenging behaviours and a big change in our first daughter Zoe’s emotions. She went from a relatively compliant, good overnight sleeping, happy toddler who was eating a great variety of foods to one that always wanted mum (especially when she was feeding baby) throwing tantrums, waking through the night, refusing her day nap and eating only very limited variety of food. We were walking on eggshells as seemingly tiny things set her off.
After reaching out to Manon we were met with compassion, love and understanding. Manon validated our feelings and in turn helped us to understand what was going on for Zoe. This took some of the pressure off us as parents and gave us a way forward to relate to our toddler and understand how her world had changed and how we could reconnect to help her feel safe again.

We have seen positive changes in her sleep, her moods and her response to our boundaries.

The biggest change I feel is the confidence I now feel for responding to her. I feel that I know what my daughter needs and how I can support her.”

Leigh

Melbourne, VIC

This class is for you if…
✅ Your older children are under 9 years old
✅ Your baby is soon-to-be-born
✅ Or if your baby is born and aged 0-2 years old

If you’re at the end of your rope and need some support right now, don’t wait!
This class is there for you now.

If your child has just started to struggle and behave unpleasantly, I recommend that you don’t wait for things to get worse.

If you’re pregnant, this class will empower you to create a smooth transition as your family grows.

This information and those tools have already changed the lives of thousands of families around the World.
You and your children deserve to have them too.

Never used Zoom? Don’t panic, it’s very easy to download and to use.
You’ll receive step by step instructions once you sign up for the class.