There are a few reasons why the appearance of a baby sibling creates fewer psychological ripples when the age gap is large. Dealing with the arrival of a new baby in the family is quite different when your kid is older – it’s usually easier. Compared to the jealousy and rivalry that is typical of siblings with a small age gap, say two to three years, it’s usually much less or even non-existent in kids who have more than bigger age differences.
Keep reading for the pros and cons of having a large age gap between kids and what you can do when it happens.
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