Bargaining Chips

21st April, 2007

Dear Economist,

I am writing for childcare advice. I have two daughters, aged three and six months. The younger child sleeps in bed with us, the older child in her own room.

Since the new baby arrived, the older child hasn’t been sleeping well. I am worried that she may be suffering from some sort of sibling anxiety. It causes us problems too, because when she wakes up she walks to our bedroom and often wakes up her sister. Should we be consulting a child psychologist?

Yours sincerely,

T. Monks, London

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