If you follow Sameera Reddy on Instagram, you will probably agree if we say that her account is one of the most identifiable. From sharing cute reels with her family to recipes to her struggles to maintain a healthy life, the actress keeps it extremely real and honest.
In a recent post on parenting and relationships, Sameera shared how there is no “perfect formula” for preparing an older child for his younger brother. She shared a beautiful picture of her children, Hans and Nyra, as she wrote a heartfelt note.
“There is no perfect formula for preparing your oldest child to have a sibling! I think it is a constant work in progress for me and Akshai to find a balance so that Hans feels safe, happy and well to share his mom and dad with his little sister ❤️ to get to this point now where I have to say yes . He totally found his groove with Nyra, the journey wasn’t easy here. “(Sic), the post captioned.
Accepting to wrestle with “guilt” like “Nyra being little, I had to make sure she was always looked after and that may result in me being a little strict with Hans about how he handled her”, Sameera went on to say that more importantly things like a mother was “listening and understanding their reactions”.
“He is also a child and cannot be expected to understand and understand right away. So I went beyond tantrums and that requires incredible patience, especially as an overwhelmed new mom. I constantly told her that she had a very important role to play in her upbringing and that it is now an important part of daily responsibilities. And he loves it, ”he added.
Continuing the way she set it up, and what really helped ensure a balance between the two children was being patient when her son used to perform and not changing his routine.
“Ask family and friends to be aware (of) not focusing too much on the baby. It needs to be balanced. Giving her things to do to make her feel part of the process. Communication is important. Being honest with your child is really the key. Having spent time alone with him ”, he added.
In conclusion, he wrote, “That means my mother-in-law or Akshai had to keep an eye on Nyra and that’s where teamwork and equitable parenting really helped in the process.”
What was your experience like? Any advice on how to prepare your child? she said goodbye.