I’m a single mom to a 10 year old girl and a 7 month old baby. I really want to reconnect with my daughter but for some reason I can’t. It’s like I get bored with her. I feel bad. Imagine how she feels.
i think its ok to prioritise the baby, i’m sure your 10yr old will understand, babies need a lot of care.
The trouble starts with the rivalry of siblings for their mother’s love. It can come out later in life. You develop patterns of behavior that reflect the rift. I always felt alienated from my daughter as she grew up, from the age of four.