It comes down to a simple concept: family. No matter what the age gap between your children, they're still siblings , and always will be. As Deana Linfield mom of seven, ages 21 through 9 from Irivine, California, remembers being told by another mother of many, what's important is relations within the family; if they're solid, everything else works. With siblings, there's always someone else around -- an instant companion and an antidote to boredom.
Bridging the Age Gap Between Your Teen and Toddler
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Bringing together troubled teens and disadvantaged toddlers
By Anna Tyzack. Five weeks after giving birth to me, my mother returned to her office job. It was the same when my brother Will was born. But, years later, she more than made up for the time she lost with us as young children. When I was in my early teens she gave up work for eight years to concentrate on us.
But your child needs to make some mistakes , to explore and have new experiences. A positive relationship with your child is a great start. It also helps to have open and positive communication in your family.