I’m sure you’ve heard of the 8 month sleep regression? One of numerous sleep regressions that happen where your baby, who was sleeping well, decides that closing his eyes as akin to torture and refuses to go to sleep. What you may not have heard of, is the 8 year old sleep regression. This is […]
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.
How Can I Help My Summer Born Child?
Our oldest son was born in July making him very much a summer born child. We seriously considered deferring his school entry (and for a long time, wished we had) but were put off doing it because at the time, where we lived, it would have meant he would have had to miss the reception […]
Joining Cubs – What to Expect
Both of my children have been members of Cubs and really enjoyed it. As someone who had no experience of Scouting, I really wasn’t sure what to expect when they were first joining Cubs. Now that they’ve been having fun in with Scouting for a few years, and I myself have become a scouts volunteer, […]
Separation Anxiety at Night
While my son had some separation anxiety when he was a toddler, for my daughter that separation anxiety has continued and it’s something that she still struggles with at 9. I’ve written before about how we cope with it but I wanted to expand further on how we deal with separation anxiety at night. As […]
Separation Anxiety in Older Children
Separation anxiety is a normal phase for children to go through. Babies often experience it when they first realise they are separate people from their mothers. Toddlers may go through it, adding to the joys of the terrible twos. Preschoolers often experience it when they start spending extended periods of time away from their parents. […]