While sending your child off to school once they turn four is the norm in the UK, there are other options. A growing number of parents are making the decision to home educate their children and there is a thriving community in most areas to support them. If you’re considering Elective Home Education for your […]
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.
When we decided to homeschool our 12 year old, we didn’t really know what we were doing. Both Boy Child and I had our doubts because of our (terrible) experience of homeschooling during lockdown. However, everything I had read had convinced me that electively home educating was very different to completing work set by school […]
Every family takes a different attitude to chores. Some parents don’t require children to do chores, others pay for chores and some consider it part of learning life skills. In this post we’ll consider some age appropriate chores for an 8 year old and you’ll also find a handy, free, 8 year old chore chart […]
Four year olds are great. They still have all the wonder of younger children but are capable enough to take part in much more interesting activities than toddlers. They are also usually full of energy so need something that will keep them engaged rather than require them to just sit passively. If you’re looking for […]
When my kids were small and I was spending my time watching the likes of Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, I dreamed of the day when we’d be able to snuggle up on the sofa and watch family TV shows together. Now that my children are older, we do just that and I absolutely love […]