Between the two of us, Sarah and I have four kids in elementary school — which corresponds roughly to ages 6-10. In some ways, this is a golden age of childhood and parenting. The kids are old enough to be reasonably independent, but they haven’t yet hit the moody adolescent stage. However, like all ages and stages, this one has its challenges. In this week’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, we talk about the elementary years, including the topics of hobbies and interests, sibling rivalry, getting one-on-one time, homework, friend issues, screens, and more.
In this episode we also talk about a few of the Tranquility by Tuesday rules, and then in the Q&A section, a listener writes in with a frequent BOBW question. She is pondering having a third kid, but wonders if this will make life a lot more difficult. We discuss how to know if you’re “done” having kids. Bigger families can be more complex, though one of the reasons we started BOBW was to share the stories of women who do have big(ger) families and careers. It may not be easy, but it is possible.
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