My daughter was a slow-to-warm-up baby and a well-behaved toddler. She never hit or pushed, but instead used her words — like the time she famously told me at age three, “Mommy, I don’t like the choices you’re choicing me.”
My son, on the other hand, was a little different. His first word was “no.”
As you may guess, we used different parenting strategies with each of our kids. This is common — often siblings are born with very different temperaments and build different (though equally loving) relationships with their parents. In celebration of National Siblings Day, here are tips to keep in mind as you encounter the challenges, and joys, of raising more than one child: Read more on the Primrose Pointers for Parents blog.