Pocket money is one of those issues that all parents do differently. Personally, I’ve always been very torn about linking it with chores because I feel that chores should be done as part of family life rather than being rewarded. On the other hand, I want my children to understand that money has to be […]
Life with Older Children
For me, parenting older children has been sooo much easier than parenting babies and toddlers! I know it isn’t the case for everyone but being able to sleep all night, having six hours a day of peace and quiet while they are at school and them even making me the occasional cup of tea certainly seems preferable to me!
My posts about older children are split into three categories. Parenting older children, school and learning and fun with older children.
Parenting older children contains posts that offer advice about looking after older children. Things like eating, sleeping and anxiety are covered.
School and Learning contains posts about supporting older children throughout their education as well as resource guides on particular topics.
Fun with older children includes things like toys that my children have enjoyed and reviews of days out.
If you have older children you might also be interested in reading the posts in the Free Range Parenting category which includes stuff about playing out and managing boredom.
The time has come for us to choose a secondary school for our oldest. We are lucky in that where we live, almost every school in the town is ranked “Good” by OFSTED. That means that, while we are likely to end up in a pretty good school, we still have to consider the things […]
Being back at school, especially after such a ling break, is a bit of a shock to the system for all of us. Lots of children are coming out of school in foul moods which is no fun for them or us as parents. Here are my top 5 tips on how to deal with […]
If you’re regular reader, you’ll know that I have regrets about not delaying school entry for my summer born son. For him, it’s had a big impact on his experience of school, both academically and socially. However, there are plenty of parents who have had different experiences with summer born children starting school not long after […]
Starting school is a big deal for children and school uniform is expensive. Even if you buy from supermarkets, all of the bits you need soon add up. It makes sense not to buy more than you need but, how much do you need? While there is no exact answer, you can work out how […]