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April 10th, 2009, 06:38 AM
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I was thinking of this when I read Sophia's post on big families.
I think its kind of a shame that AP seems to be just for babies in alot of circles. I was wondering how many of us have older children (school age +)? My daughter is grown, Billy is 4 which is school age here and of course Ian is the baby.
I think it would be nice if we could get something going for parent of older children too. Maybe a topic of the week on AP for older children or teens, and invite people with children in those age ranges from other boards? Anyone with older kids want to get one started?
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April 10th, 2009, 06:42 AM
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I don't have school aged yet. She will be in September though

So I have an older child as in a 3.5 year old.
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April 10th, 2009, 06:51 AM
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I suppose this is completey relative to who is answering. I thought on the big families post when someone mentioned 3 Three isnt big, thats small to average, LOL.
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April 10th, 2009, 10:27 AM
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I have used the hideaway to post about parenting issues with my niece that lives with us - she is 18 & a senior. It is tough - because at the time I am not sure we had anyone here dealing with older children. The ladies here were wonderful support for the issue I was having though. I tend to leave her "out of it" a lot of times, even when we are working things out - because that is such a sensitive age & for all I know there could be a young momma here that knows her IRL & I would never want to talk about her business openly. Not to mention, I have had a snooper in the past that would come here, read up on me & then share info that I may not have wanted everyone to know...and so I am certain she would be happy to know details on my niece as well that I don't share with the family. I never felt like I had a right to privacy when I was her age & screwing up - so I want to make sure she has that. I would gladly openly discuss general stuff - it's just hard for me to ask questions about the tough things - since those things are exactly the things I think she deserves privacy on. Am I even making sense? LOL
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April 10th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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April 10th, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Perfect sense Beck. Been there, done that. I dont like to ost too much about my daughter either becasue we did have a very hard time of it. She's doing quite well now, was promoted to managment at 19, but gave up work to go back to university, very succesful at whatever she tries and doing well mostly, married and very well off, but still some personal issues.
We also had a niece stay with us on and off for awhile, sort of funny because she was really DH's ex wife's neice, and I know that made things akward for her too, but I really miss her,
especially as she is going to be a Mommy soon now too.
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April 10th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Depends what you mean by older child

I have a couple teen years under my belt though... I think the "teen years" really started when she was 11 though lol, but officially a teen now... not my biological child but I see her as just as much my child as my biological children. She's the oldest of my bunch.

None of my children are "out of the home yet

Depends what you mean by older child

I have a couple teen years under my belt though... I think the "teen years" really started when she was 11 though lol, but officially a teen now... not my biological child but I see her as just as much my child as my biological children. She's the oldest of my bunch.

None of my children are "out of the home yet
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April 10th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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I have older kids, my school age ones are 13, 10 and 7.
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April 10th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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My "older" kids are 8 and 7 and 5 1/2 I guess?? LOL My not so old one is 3 1/2.
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April 10th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Well just to set a number, lets go with over 5 anyway, since most of the info here is for babies and preschool aged.
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April 10th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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This is a really good idea! I feel kind of stupid for posting in your other thread already. lol

I look forward to reading everyone's experiences!
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April 12th, 2009, 07:20 AM
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I have a 9 year old (10 in June)
7 year old
4 year old
baby who is 6 months
and a DSS who is 13
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