Repercussions of the “Replacement Child” Role

We are pleased to link to this article recently published in Psychology Today, written by Replacement Child Forum Board member Sarah Vollman, MPS, ATR-BC, LICSW.

Repercussions of the “Replacement Child” Role

Key Points

  • A child born after the death of a sibling may be referred to as a subsequent or “replacement” child. 
  • Grieving parents may believe that a new family member will lessen their grief, but this can cause a range of possible repercussions. 
  • Possible repercussions may include low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.

We note two corrections in the article: The book Replacement Children, The Unconscious Script authors are Rita Battat and Abigail Brenner, and the publisher is Insight-Out Press.

You can read the full article here.

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