Big Kid Sibling Preparation

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June 11, 2013


The Prenatal Yoga Center

Upper West Side


$25 in advance; $30 at the door

Description: Expecting a new addition to your family and worried about how your oldest child will adjust? Then you won't want to miss this informative and helpful workshop which will guide you through strategies to ease your Big Kid into becoming a Big Sib with Rachel Cedar, MSW, of You Plus 2 Parenting. She will touch on the following topics:

-When and how to break the news to your big kid about the pregnancy

- Ways to teach your child about babies, what babies "do," and how he/she can help mommy when the baby comes

- How to prepare your child for the separation while you have the baby

- Strategies for making a smooth introduction between new siblings

- Ways to address negative behavior or behavior regression after the baby arrives

- Ways to balance the needs of both children and yourself during the post-partum recovery period

There will also be discussion about common worries and concerns that accompany the arrival of a new infant, such as feelings of guilt and sadness at the end of your "alone time" with one child. You will come away feeling more prepared and informed about how to make this exciting yet overwhelming time much easier on your entire family.

Address: 251 W. 72nd St., 2F
Upper West Side, NY 10023
Phone: 212-362-2985