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 […]
Parenting Older Children
While parenting in the early years can be physically exhausting, parenting older children can be emotionally exhausting. Once they’re at school they have a part of their lives that is separate to yours, with problems you can’t instantly solve for them.
In this section you’ll find posts about sleeping, eating, anxiety and the challenges of raising lefties when you’re both righties!
The 8 Year Old Sleep Regression
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 […]
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. […]
Pocket Money for Tweens
Pocket money is one of those issues that all parents do differently. Personally, I’ve always been very torn about linking it with chores because I feel that chores should be done as part of family life rather than being rewarded. On the other hand, I want my children to understand that money has to be […]