It’s normal to feel anxious about a second child, Moran says
Professor Tracy Moran spoke to the Chicago Tribune about managing the anxiety parents often feel about having a second child.
It’s common for second-time parents to express concern about not being able to love a second child as much as the first, Moran says. “It’s a love relationship that we don’t have any other examples for.”
Moran adds that parents share their love with all their children through “relational specificity,” the idea that any relationship between a caregiver and a child is going to be different.