As an older mum I have noticed the differences in how children are being brought up. My children range from 37 to 6 and I have a 5 year old grand daughter. The way I brought up my older three is different to how my younger three are being brought up. My grand daughter has more freedom in what she wants and is allowed to watch a lot of screen time. My own younger children twin six year olds up bringing is different to their niece. I expect my lot to help with chores and to have outside time. They also have a less screen time then their niece. I do admit times are changing and there seems to be more dangers around then there were when I was younger. I was walking myself to school at five, yet was still walking my older children when they were older. It is hard to know what we are doing is right or wrong, only time will tell.
Published 15th October 2019