Jealous Toddler [#14633]

August 19, 2021


We have 2 daughters who were born to us, one after the other (Baruch Hashem). Our older daughter is 1 year and 10 months, and our younger daughter is 9 months. Ever since the younger daughter was born, our older daughter has been having “jealous” outbursts, with incessant crying and by making very specific demands, to get exactly what her younger sister is getting. We think this will only be a passing stage, but in the meantime, our home is becoming thrown out of balance. How should we react to these outbursts that our daughter is having at such a young age?


You need to relate to her in a deep, genuine relationship with her which will touch upon the deepest point in her soul. You need to give to her in several ways, and to give to her things that are appropriate for her age.