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 […]
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.
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 […]
The transition from KS1 to KS2 can be quite a big change, particularly if it also includes a transition from infants to juniors. Here’s what to expect and how you can support your child. When Does the Transition between KS1 and KS2 happen? The preschool and Reception years are covered by the Early Years […]
One of my children has very little writing stamina. This means he struggles to write the volume required for some of his school work. During lockdown, his writing stamina has decreased even further so for the final weeks of homeschooling, rather than work on the comprehensions set by the the school, we decided it would […]
My kids have been brilliant during lockdown. While they have missed their friends and their activities and been sad not to see family, they have coped well. We’ve taken a very structured approach to school work, purely because structure and outline suits us a family. While there was been the odd grumble about school work, […]