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Sibling rivalry? Picture this. The bundle of joy has finally arrived home in Lebanon. Everybody is happy, well, why shouldn’t they, right? Until one day that is, when you noticed the older sibling coming out of the room with a cheeky smile on his face, while the baby was screaming her heart out in the baby crib.

Lynnette Sexton
(417) 533-5600
Lebanon, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Suzette L Richmond
(417) 230-5256
Lebanon, MO
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Beth Parker
BodyMind Connections
(573) 442-5475
409 Vandiver Dr., Building 6, Suite 104
Columbia, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Lawrence Ulm
Counseling Associates of Mid-Missouri
(573) 556-6299
398 Dix Road, Ste101
Jefferson City, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
45 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Diana Johnson
(816) 718-5887
2 N. Main, Suite D
Liberty, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Missouri
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexual
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Steven Richards
(417) 588-5885
Lebanon, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lennis Marvel
Counseling Services, LLC
(816) 224-6500
1924 NW Copper Oaks Circle
Blue Springs, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Horrell
Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care
(636) 527-7615
121 Creve Couer
Manchester, MO
Credentials
Credentials: M.Div, BCC,MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Patti Bitter
Tapestry Couneling, LLC
(314) 965-7494
10820 Sunset Office Dr. Suite 204
Sunset Hills, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, CASAC
Licensed in Missouri
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Renee Gebhart
Collaborative Marriage & Family Counseling
(314) 276-1680
1066 Executive Parkway Suite 103
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Ang
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Sibling Rivalry

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Sibling rivalry? Picture this. The bundle of joy has finally arrived home. Everybody is happy, well, why shouldn’t they, right? Until one day that is, when you noticed the older sibling coming out of the room with a cheeky smile on his face, while the baby was screaming her heart out in the baby crib.

Jealousy is said to be the main reason behind sibling rivalry. It is natural for any siblings to have this feeling especially if one has been the only child for the last 3 to 4 years. The older child feels threaten by the latest addition to the family. Will mom and dad not love me anymore just like before? Why do all the adults keep fussing over the baby? What about me? These may be the questions that keep recurring in his mind. Gone are the days whereby undivided attention is the norm in his life. Now he has to share his time with baby.

So, how do we deal with sibling rivalry? First, get a book or any reading materials to read up about this sticky situation. Other mothers’ experiences can sometimes help too. It is best to start talking to the toddler about the arrival of the baby during pregnancy. Talk about the baby inside you. Let him feel the baby moving by placing his hand on your tummy. Let him talk or even sing to the baby. By doing all these he will be involved in the process and learn to love his younger sibling. Ask for his opinions on clothes or toys to be bought. Don’t forget to buy him a pair when you go shopping for baby’s clothes!

The first few months with the new baby at home will be the real testing ground. After just imagining the presence of baby, now she is already here in person. Though you have prepared your toddler to the best for this, do expect to see some mood changes. The feelings of being neglected, not getting enough attention, will creep into him. As the mother, you must try to recognize the changes in his feelings. The more obvious will be some behaviourial

changes. He may be jumping on the sofa when visitors come, so as to get more attention. To avoid making scenes like this, dad may take time off to be with him. Take him to the playground or go and buy ice cream at the nearby store. Do things together with him to make him feel that, he still gets the attention he used to have before. When he talks to you, take time to listen. He may be communicating to you about his feelings.

Though you may feel skeptic about leaving your two young children together, nonetheless you need to let him play with baby. Remember that sibling rivalry is a normal process and by letting them play together, it will help create the necessary bonding. Accept his offer if he wants to help. You can ask him to bring the baby diaper during changing time. However, never leave them alone. Supervise them or have someone look after them.

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