Why you shouldn’t turn your older children into nannies for their younger siblings
4 An older child is also a child
The biggest problem is when parents scold their older children for not being able to look after their siblings even when the elder kid could be not more than seven years old. Both your children need watching in case you didn’t realize. What happens is that these caring attentive little girls made to look after siblings end up struggling to look after their own kids when they become mothers themselves.
So in effect, you are cultivating a potential incapability in your elder child that will plague her in her future life as a mom herself. She will end up looking at children as a burden rather than a bundle of joy. Thus if you want to be a happy grandmom one day, learn to take proper care of your children now. Remember your older children shouldn’t be nannies unless in emergencies, extreme circumstances.