As regular readers will know, our son was a summer baby and started school shortly after he turned 4. This has meant that school has been a struggle for him and homework is no exception to that. In the early primary years, and the start of juniors in particular, homework would result in tears almost […]
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 you have a child that eats only a very limited range of foods, it can be very, very stressful as a parent. Especially if that range of foods seems to be shrinking by the day. Mealtimes can become torture and you may spend all your time cooking things that end up in the bin. […]
If you thought your younger child only played with a limited amount of their toys, wait until they reach school age. Don’t get me wrong, they still beg for latest thing they’ve seen on a TV ad, the novelty when they get it just seems to last even less time. My children are 7 and […]
If you’ve read much of my blog before, you’ll know that my aim is toy minimalism. While my cleaning standards are pretty rubbish, I hate clutter and find excessive possessions a bit of a psychological burden. Thanks to well meaning family, whole class birthday parties and grandparents who like to take them to the charity shop, […]
While I am in general loving parenting in the primary years, it does have its moments. Here’s the low down on what to expect in your child’s primary school years. A is for After School Activities While you previously had all day to take your children to activities, you now have to fit them in […]