“I’ve been the oldest child since before you were born”— E.L. Konigsburg (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
Arabella and the Magic Pencil is, really, a story about me. I was the “delightful daughter” that my parents doted on….until my siblings arrived. I experienced firsthand how jarring a new baby can be to a young one’s life. I also know how rewarding and special those relationships are. And that’s what the book is all about — recognizing the full range of the feelings that come with giving up the reign of only child and adjusting to new family members — whether through birth, adoption or blended families.
So, I was excited to see this perfectly on point post on Motherhood, The Real Deal, a top UK family blog (#11 if you’re curious), highlighting tips for introducing a child to a new baby. With advice from Dr Sarah Hughes, a clinical psychologist, PhD in child and adolescent anxiety disorders, the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists, AND the author of forthcoming book Parenting Made Simple published by Exisle Books, it’s an absolute MUST READ for families with a new child on the way. Oh, and it may just mention Arabella and the Magic Pencil too!
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