Strategies To Handle Sibling Rivalry
If your 4-5 year old is the elder sibling, he or she may feel dejected at the arrival of a new baby. The immediate feeling will be “My parents do not like me anymore.” Therefore, it is important for parents to look after your preschooler as well. Assure him or her that you will always love your elder child. Involve your preschooler in bringing up the younger child.
If your 4-5 year old is younger, make him or her understand that siblings are pillars of support in times of adversaries. For example, if someone bullies your kid at school, the elder sibling will ensure that the bully is warned of consequences and appropriate action is taken when necessary.