Chris and I are both right handed. Boy Child and Girl Child are both left handed. I hadn’t really considered left or right handedness to be of particular relevance to parenting until I found myself trying to reverse stuff like using knives and forks in order to teach them how to eat their dinner. Doing […]
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.
Homeschooling and School contains posts about supporting older children throughout their education as well as information on home education.
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.
Once your children have moved on from baby classes and toddler groups, the time comes to choose after school clubs. You might be under the impression that choosing kid’s activities is about helping them to find something they’re passionate about and have fun. While that’s one way to go about it, I would suggest you subject each […]
As a family, we love theme parks. When our kids where small we took the requisite trip to Paultons Park to visit Peppa Pig World. The kids loved it and, when we managed to convince them to venture in to the rest of the park, we thought that some of the bigger rides looked pretty […]
We were kindly gifted some free rides and treats at Carter’s Steam Fair in exchange for this review but all opinions are our own. Carter‘s is a traditional style fair with many steam powered rides along with traditional side stalls like “Hook a Duck” and “High Striker”. Carters have been running their fair for more […]
When I was a child I did just one activity. I rode horses. Anyone who has been involved with horse will understand why. It’s all consuming, a lifestyle choice more than a hobby. Not to mention the fact that if your parents are paying for riding lessons, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to afford anything […]