A child of the 80's I am an older mom. Right now I'm 48 and I have a 6 year old kid. You can do the math, I don't mind. I also have a 16 year old and a 12 year old. Because I spaced my kids apart I got to go through the toddler phase three separate times. This taught me a lot. It also put me through a lot. It also gave me a lot.
As you know, parenting is a grab bag.
Some of the reasons I'm obsessed with personal growth and parenting is that I homeschool. (Well, we unschool, but that's a different story.) Since we are around each other all the time I need some tips that seriously work–I don't just get a break while they are at school. I'm also a Highly Sensitive Person. And I mean highly sensitive. Because of this I have needed to implement some strategies that seriously work. And for years my husband travelled for work. A lot. And since I did a lot of parenting myself many days and nights, I had to find ways to make things work for the long haul.
But mostly, I have always been interested in what people adore, what brings them joy, and how to get the most of out life. That's a large reason why I got a B.A. in Education. I wanted to inspire kids.
But then I tried out working in the public school system, figured they would have to fire me for not teaching to the test, and I went into the tech industry instead and ended up having kids after I travelled the world implementing this new fangled thing called the internet.
So sit back, read, or listen (will I make a podcast?) and hopefully you will find some solutions that make life as a parent more enjoyable. Once you get that down your child/ren will thrive. It's a face-palm to admit but so, so true: happier parents nag less. Kids seems to like that.
P.S. I might use child/ren instead of saying "children" because some people have one child or they are looking for a solution for one child. Or they have more than one. Now everyone can read it the way it work for them.
P.P.S. You are so awesome for caring about your child/ren and helping them thrive.