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# am i being a bad parent?

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# am i being a bad parent?
Am I being a bad parent... by using the TV to keep my kids quiet while I work from home?
Three experts share their thoughts on a situation many parents have found themselves in lately.
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Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my husband in front of our kids?
Should arguments happen away from the kids – or do they show that we’re human?
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Am I being a bad parent... by returning to work full-time when my son doesn't seem ready?
Three Irish experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by asking people to turn off the TV around my kids?
How far should I push the ‘no screens’ rule? Three experts weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my four-year-old from going to birthday parties?
Social activities are important for development, but are they always worth the stress they can cause?
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Am I being a bad parent... by not getting a family pet?
Say no, or give in to the constant pleas for a dog? Three experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by making my sons share a room for convenience?
Three Irish experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my maternity leave was over a little sooner?
Irish parenting experts hear from a new mum who is missing her old routines.
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Am I being a bad parent... by not bringing my shy child to drama classes?
Is another activity in the calendar worth the extra stress? Irish experts weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by using a smartphone to distract my cranky baby?
It’s a quick fix, but will it cause issues in the long term? Irish experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by spending more time with one child over the other?
It’s a routine that works, but does that mean it’s okay? Irish experts weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by dressing my four-year-old twins in identical clothes?
It’s cute, but does it stifle individuality? A parent of two wants to know.
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Am I being a bad parent... by not joining a mum and baby group?
How essential are “mum friends,” anyway? A selection of Irish experts weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by sharing photos of my little girl on social media?
Who has the final say in a scenario like this? Irish experts weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by avoiding all the in-laws this Christmas Day?
With a new baby around, everyone wants their share. We asked three experts to weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by ditching my toddler's bedtime routine over the Christmas break?
It’s easy for bedtimes to go out the window at Christmas – but is it worth the freedom?
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Am I being a bad parent... by telling the relatives not to buy my son any Christmas gifts?
How many presents is too many presents? Three experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by always making separate meals for my picky eating son?
Will it make things complicated in the long run? Three experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my toddler's refusal to share?
Sharing is caring, right? Two experts weigh in on a reader dilemma.
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Am I being a bad parent... by not giving my only child a sibling?
Two experts weigh in on this sensitive and personal topic.
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Am I being a bad parent... by letting my two-year-old sleep in our room for another year?
Will the move make things more complicated in the long run? Two experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my tantrum-prone toddler for a weekend away?
Is a long-awaited trip worth the hassle? Two parenting experts offer advice.
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Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my four-year-old to use a soother?
How old is too old for this classic comfort item? Three Irish parenting experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by being too strict with our daily routine?
This week, a parent of three is wondering if it’s time to be a little more flexible.
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Am I being a bad parent... by introducing my 5-year-old son to my new girlfriend?
A dad considers whether it’s a good idea to introduce his son to his new girlfriend. Two parenting experts offer their take.
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Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my three-year-old acts out?
One mum is wondering if she should be trying harder to stay patient. We asked Irish experts to weigh in.
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Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my five-year-old to play with a friend I'm not sure about?
Three experts weigh in on this tricky reader question.
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Am I being a bad parent... by not fitting in enough quality time with my young kids?
This week, two experts weigh in on worries about a jampacked work schedule.
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Am I being a bad parent by... not bringing my newborn to visit a grandparent who smokes?
‘I would put your own baby’s health first’: Three experts weigh in on the latest dilemma.
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Am I being a bad parent by... thinking baby-led weaning just isn't worth the stress?
…And the mess? Three experts weigh in on one mum’s dilemma.
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Am I being a bad parent... by keeping a childminder my kids don't like?
This week, one parent is struggling to help her children settle in with a new minder.
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Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my three year old to toilet train before she's ready?
Three experts have their say on one parent’s toilet training dilemma, as the preschool start date looms.
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Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my son's separation anxiety?
One reader shares her experience with a clingy one-year-old – and three experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by taking my toddler's bottle away at bedtimes?
Four experts have their say on one parent’s weaning dilemma.
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Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my shy son to make friends?
Our four experts have their say.
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Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my four-year-old to face her fear of the water?
A divisive reader dilemma for our four experts this week.
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Am I being a bad parent... by always giving into my picky-eating toddler?
Three Irish parenting experts weigh in on the best way to navigate dinnertime battles.
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Am I being a bad parent... by giving my child a family name I really don't like?
Three experts have their say on this week’s reader dilemma.
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Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my six-month-old to 'cry it out'?
One reader dilemma – and three different opinions from the experts.
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Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my three-year-old's sudden change in behaviour?
This week, one parent is wondering how to handle her daughter’s newfound hatred of the creche drop-off.