The youngest of the house had the exclusive affection of his parents for some time. In those years, a family balance was created that placed the child in the center of attention, so, faced with the prospect of having to share love with a little brother, it is normal for him to feel a little fear and jealousy to arise. The family will now have to achieve a new balance, for which it is essential to involve the older brother in all activities related to the baby and, above all, not to neglect the displays of affection.
In this sense, some children’s stories about siblings can be of great help. In fact, we must consider that stories are often much more effective than a talk since, through their characters, they make the child identify with the situations, at that moment their rational defenses go down and the message arrives with greater force so they increase the chances that the little one understands what is the most appropriate behavior.
Simon is a little bunny who plays and makes a lot of noise. However, since his little brother came home, he can’t make noise like before. Simón hopes the little one will leave soon but discovers that he will stay at home forever. At first, she rejects the intruder, but then little by little, she begins to accept him, while discovering how much fun having a brother can be. Its author is Stephanie Blake, an American writer living in Paris who has already written many other children’s books.
Gloria Sánchez already has to her credit more than a dozen children’s books, among which is this beautiful story of a family of polar bears. The usual thing is that bears have only two cubs but in this case, Peluso has been the third and, as he is the weakest of the litter, he must always wait for his brothers to finish feeding and then settle for the remains. In this case, it is an ideal book to handle the jealousy of the younger brother.
I am the oldest!
Begoña Ibarrola is an author who is characterized by writing children’s stories with a high emotional content, which do not leave anyone indifferent. This book humanizes animals to address jealousy between siblings. Genaro is the protagonist, a frog who enjoyed the affection of his parents but as he grew up and other siblings arrived, his parents began to spend less and less time on him. The little toad was not happy with this situation so he asked the Magician Sapiondo to fulfill his greatest wish …
An intruder in the room
David Monserrat addresses in a very original way how some children experience the arrival of a new brother. The protagonist of the story is Toni, a boy who must face what he considers a great injustice: his parents have allowed an intruder to take over his room, only he is not an intruder in the most literal sense of the term but rather his little brother. Later, Toni realizes the advantages of this change, although it is difficult for her to accept it at first.