Second Child, Second Rate?

by Susan

I have a first child and a second child. I love them equally, but I have not parented them equally.

I think all parents end up treating their children differently, but some worry about it more than I do.

Now don’t get me wrong… I AM a worrier! I worry about everything. In fact, I actually have an anxiety disorder and enjoy regular panic attacks.  But I decided to not worry about the differences in how I ended up parenting my two girls.

I was never apart from my firstborn, Julia, for more than two or three hours until the night I delivered my second, Sophia. I nursed Julia until I was five months pregnant with Sophia and my milk dried up.

I took Julia to gymnastics, dance, skating, and music lessons. I took her to the grocery store, the mall, and restaurants, and carried her while she slept.

Continue reading the rest of this post over at What To Expect. . .

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Donna February 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

This is something that worries all the parents of second children. I try to keep in mind that although Mark had my full attention, Robert got a more experienced mother and a brother.’s different.


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