Aden tries to give a jealous Cree a hug

Tia Mowry never saw her son’s jealousy until baby Aden came on scene. It wasn’t until she was holding her sister Tamera and Adam’s son for the first time that she realized how jealous Cree,1, could be. “I had never seen him get jealous before, but I guess seeing Momma hold a new baby was not a sight he wanted to see,” wrote Tia in her most recent blog. As a result, Mowry decided to give a few methods of curbing jealousy that she uses to divert Cree’s envy to parents.

Tip #1: Prepare

“Before baby is even born, you can start involving your first child in the process. He can even come along to your pre-natal check ups and see your ultrasound! Do everything you can to make him feel included and loved, and help ingrain in him that just because he’s going to have a new sibling doesn’t mean you will forget about him.”

Tip #2: Interact

“Find ways that your older child can get involved when you’re taking care of the new baby.  Can they hold them? Sing to them? ‘Teach’ them something? Anything that includes him will help him understand that just because you have someone new to love doesn’t mean you love him any less.”

Tip #3: Promote

“When the older child is nearby, try to talk to baby about him out loud.  For example, you can say something like, ‘Baby, look what your big brother did! He tied his own shoes. When you get older he can teach you how!’ It’ll make your older child feel proud, while also helping him realize that it might actually be fun to ‘show the ropes’ to the baby when he or she gets older.”

Cree is Tia and husband Cory Hardrict’s first child together.

Photo:Tia and Tamera Official.com

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  1. Can’t understand why do these two twins ALWAYS have to try to teach somebody something about parenting?? Why can’t they just parent their “own” sons without all the extra advice to others.

  2. Weird, but I’ve never seen jealousy in my younger cousin and five brother’s. Even with two sets of twins in the mix. Must be something in the coconut water; besides the gin; :-) .

  3. Cree is looking at Aden like, as soon as they turn their backs, you are mine.

    As for Tia, she may want to work on that before giving Cree a sibling.

  4. I so love seeing them and their families. Remember when the advice came from parents with years of experience!? LOL. Kudos for keeping an open dialogue however we must be mindful that being a new parent means you have much knowledged to gain rather than offer. Enjoy being a student IMO.

    • I hear what you’re saying. Even on the show, he was kind of annoyed when Tamera refused to take her advice as gospel. She comes off to me as a but of a know-it-all, while her sister seems more eager to learn from everyone around her, including her sister.

      • Exactly! Tamera was getting annoyed w/ Tia on the show b/c she felt like she knew EVERYTHING about motherhood. Tamara had to check her & tell her she isn’t a expert & she only has 1 kid. Nothing wrong w/ advice, everybody needs a little advice but Tia swears she knows everything & her way is the right way. Her advice above is not about cousin jealousy, she doesn’t mention cousins in her tips. Her tips say “brother…” meaning siblings. Any child will get jealous when their parent’s attention is to another child, doesn’t have to be sibling or family member. Thumbs me down all you want, i understand Tia is excited about motherhood, but she’s not an expert. Let’s see how you keep up w/ the same advice when your baby is a little older or have 1 or 2 more.

  5. Geez…give her a break. She noticed something regarding HER son, decided to talk about it and offer some tips. Whats the big deal????

  6. Lovely little boys! Im glad that they will be able to grow up together, play together and hang together. I have always loved and admired Tia and Tamara. They are excellent role models, educated women, both are married to good men and both had great careers…simply beautiful!

  7. My niece becomes jealous when me and my son are playing or doing things. But the thing is my son is 5 and she’s 3. This advice can be helpful for cousins also! Give credit to her this is great advice! Obviously Cree is around his baby cousin a lot enough to become jealous. SMH

  8. Those are great suggestions. I have 2 boys and would recommend the same ideas.

    So because she only has 1 child her suggestions are not valid, or do we just want to discredit her because we feel she should be quiet?

  9. Ohh Aden is soooo cute! Tia, OTOH, is bored because this here is a non issue. Cree and Aden – though close family, have different sets of parents so there really isn’t much sharing at this point. What WOULD have been a cute post, however, is Cree’s jealousy at having to share Aunt Tamera – he was the apple of her eye until her own son was born.

  10. Aden is oh so cute! I thought Tamara would share more pics of the baby, but i guess she’s worried about the backlash like she stated on the show

    Tia, you have 1 child. You can’t give advice out about sibling jealousy when you don’t have a 2nd child in the house 24/7. Yea Cree & Aden will probably grow up close like brother’s, but you don’t know true sibling jealousy until the siblings are w/ each other all the time & fighting for the same parents attention.

    • I agree Trisha, Giving advice about a subject she knows nothing about is not very smart. Having two children is a totally different experience then having one. One child is a breeze. Cousins growing up together is soooo not the same as parenting two children of your own. But I must say the boys are adorable!

    • Rolls eyes. Just because she has one child doesn’t mean her insight can’t be respected. And the whole jealous baby thing is absolutely true. I’ve noticed this with my own cousins and nieces/nephews. When your a close knit family, you can detect alot of things

      Btw. Aden is cuters! He and Cree resemble each other

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