When we first brought Kara home, Evan was understandably somewhat shocked. He would only look at her from afar, and no amount of coaxing would make him touch her, or give her a kiss. Of course, we didn’t push, and let the relationship develop naturally.
Soon enough, Evan did develop some affection for his sister, but he was also doing some acting out. His behavior has definitely been on the ornery side since she was born, but again, this is something that we assumed would happen.
I’m really happy that the relationship between my toddler and my newborn continues to grow and change for the better. Evan is definitely enamored with his sweet baby sister (as we all are), and I have even noticed him trying to comfort her when she cries.
He even sang to her during on one of her crying spells earlier this week, which melted my heart.
I want Evan and Kara to be close as they grow up, and also later in life. One of my biggest parenting goals is to facilitate a loving, caring relationship between my children.
I know that there will be bumps in their relationship. I know that we’ll deal with arguments, jealousy, and typical brother-sister conflicts, but I also look forward to a time when they can play together and be best friends.
What do you feel is the key to promoting a loving relationship between siblings?