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Balancing Kids’ Needs
To an extent, our son spent his first few years in his oldest sister’s shadow.
This is not to say he was neglected by any means, but when a meltdown or safety issues struck with her, we literally had to shut down the house. No one could go anywhere; lights got turned on low; we kept everyone quiet.
We always told him that she has hard times and we needed to help her get through them. Now sometimes he will say he is having hard times and needs help. And we jump to help him.
—Anonymous on Facebook