Child Psychology and Behaviour

Kid not ready to accept brother or sister

7 to 11 years

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Updated on Aug 10, 2016

My kid is 8yrs old and we r planning to have one more kid. but while discussing with my kid he tells he don't want any brother or sister. we tried to convince him but still not ready. what to do?

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| Aug 10, 2016

Hi Nisha Sudhi! It should be your and your spouse's discretion to take a decision on this matter. Having said that I would just suggest that if your child is not ready for a sibling , it's advisable to first convince him and tell him how his life would change for good, as later on it could create major adjustment problems and sibling rivalry which could affect him apart from having an impact on his behavior. A 8 year old is smart enough understand things, try and see things from his point of view as well. Keeping these things in mind take a call. Hope this helps!

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| Aug 10, 2016

Please understand that for 8 years he has been your centre of attraction and suddenly when you talk about the second child all he can think of is that new baby will become a focus of attention. So you need to sit with him patiently and talk to him about his new companion. How he will never need other children to play with and all that.

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