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Lorna McGrath, MEd, is Director of IMC School Accreditation, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, and Senior Consultant of The Montessori Foundation. Lorna has 41 years of experience in the field of education, teaching children from 18 months through 6 years old and from 12 through 18 years old in both public schools and independent Montessori schools. Lorna is a Montessori teacher educator, conference presenter, and school consultant. She can be reached at
Lorna McGrath and Tim Seldin:  How do we feel about newcomers in the family, whether it be a new baby, a grandparent moving in, or an adoption? What does it do to the family dynamics? Can we prepare and avoid feelings of loss, jealousy, displacement?