It’s a girl! David and Victoria Beckham welcomed Harper Seven Beckham Sunday morning in Los Angeles. UsMagazine.com reports that Baby Harper is the first girl for the soccer star and his bride. Her numerical name refers back to David Beckham’s jersey number when he played for Manchester United in England. David Beckham also explained that the trio of boys helped pitch some ideas for their sister’s name. “Romeo was like, ‘What about Justine Beiber Beckham?'” he said.
How do you make your children feel involved in a new sibling’s life?
It’s difficult for children when their new siblings come home, as they typically feel that the spotlight shifts away from them. Here are some suggestions to help your children share the spotlight:
1. Note: Have your children, if possible and not past their bedtime, at the hospital present and meet their new sibling as soon as possible. This helps your children feel special because they were part of the delivery process.
2. Naming: Similar to Romeo Beckham, have your children help pick names for their future sibling, which will give them a sense of pride if you pick (or seriously consider) their suggestions.
3. Nurture: Whether it’s doing chores around the house or teaching them how to change diapers, your kids will do well and feel a part of their brother or sister’s life if you let them become involved.
How did your children become involved in their new sibling’s life? Share your experience below.