Making time for the middle child

To prevent my second child from feeling neglected, I make the effort to spend one-on-one time with her - going to the library or making kale chips together

"She is the most annoying two-year-old I know," exclaimed my nine-year-old daughter in frustration one day, after her younger sister tried repeatedly to snatch away her book.

For six years, before her little sister came along, she was the baby of the family.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'Making time for the middle child'. Print Edition | Subscribe