Thursday, January 5, 2012

Telling Your Stepchildren About Your First Pregnancy

Congratulations you're expecting your first baby! You have all of the emotions from excitement to anxiety to confusion of a first time expectant mom. You have one other thing that many first time expectant moms don't have: a stepchild.

You are a member of the growing group of expectant moms who are a part of a blended or stepfamily. You are faced with the unique challenge of having your first child with a dad who has a child or children from a previous relationship.

Your [[stepchildren]] may experience jealous or insecurity that daddy is having another baby. They may feel that the new baby will take their place in daddy's eyes or take their place in your heart.

Dad should assure the children that his heart is big enough to love all of his children and that no one will take their place in his eyes.

What should you say as first time expectant mom to your stepchildren? Here are 4 suggestions:

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