Announcing a pregnancy is exciting, but it can also be a little bit daunting if your already have another child at home. Whether your big kid is four or 14, telling them that they'll have a new baby sibling can rock their world. It'll impact their day-to-day lives in a way that can occasionally be difficult for them to process. If you're struggling with how to break the news, there are plenty of ways to tell your child they're going to be an older sibling that will hopefully get them excited about the prospect of a new family member.
Telling a child who thrives on consistency and stability that their world is going to change — and change forever — can be complicated and even nerve-wracking. So being sensitive to their potential feelings can certainly help. Not only that, but focusing on all of the positives that come along with a new sibling — particularly the ones that will last a lifetime — can make them more excited and even help sway uncertain feelings. Still unsure how to approach the subject? Here are 11 ways to tell your child that they're going to be an older sibling, but will still be important to you.