Ive been wondering this for a while, and seeing the thread on half-siblings reminded me.
If your child has half-siblings who live with you and your children (as in, you all live together as family), how do you ensure your younger child does not feel left out, or less spoiled, or anything that the older child/ren who go off on weekends or holidays to spend time with their father?
I have three children to my ex-husband, and am pregnant with my 4th daughter to my current partner, and have been thinking on this since before falling pregnant.
Obviously I will be raising them all as sisters and no half business, but when this bub is old enough to realise that something is different here, and her older sisters all go off to their fathers house and see all the gifts they get, and the special times they have, and how she is never invited, or given gifts from this man who takes her sisters away, and how excited her sisters are to see him, how do you deal with that? How do you ensure that she understands and also feels special and loved and not left out? Its going to be esp hard for us as the kids bio father is on twice the money we are and can afford far more than we can, so equaling things out will not be possible. Gosh, and at xmas, when the older girls get two sets of presents! Gah!