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Does parenting get easier as kids get older?

Does parenting get easier as kids grow up?

My children are aged five, eight, and almost twelve. In many ways I feel like we are leaving behind the years of parenting little kids and moving on to the next phase... Recently a friend who is still in the trenches with a toddler, a small baby, sleepless nights, and piles of nappies looked at me with pleading eyes and asked; "Does it get easier as they grow up?" I wanted to throw my arms around her and tell her "yes... YES! It most definitely does get easier" but it's just not that … [Read More...]