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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# am i being a bad parent?

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Am I being a bad parent... by asking the grandparents not to give my child sugar?
Our reader is trying to keep her toddler away from sugar – despite the best efforts of her in-laws.
Am I being a bad parent... by not saying 'no' when my toddler bites me?
One mum is wondering if she needs to be stricter with her little one.
Am I being a bad parent by... using screentime to keep my child quiet?
One dad is worried about the disapproving looks he gets from other parents, and he wants your advice.
Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my kids don't get on?
Our reader wishes her two daughters could find a happy medium.
Am I being a bad parent... by telling my childminder what she should be doing?
One reader is is wondering if she’ll rock the boat by asking her son’s minder to change things up.
Am I being a bad parent... by refusing to let my daughter wear dresses?
This mum hates the idea of “ultra-girly” clothes, but her six-year-old doesn’t feel the same.
Am I being a bad parent... by letting my toddler skip naptime again?
Our reader’s son has no problem napping for his minder, but he refuses point blank at home.
Am I being a bad parent... by telling the new grandparents not to visit us just yet?
Our reader wants a week with no visitors after giving birth, but her in-laws feel differently.
Am I being a bad parent... to think my toddler should be sleeping through the night by now?
We put one sleep-deprived dad’s dilemma to a panel of anonymous parents.
Am I being a bad parent by... forcing my daughter to learn how to cycle?
Our reader says it’s a life skill, but her partner thinks everyone learns at their own pace.
Am I being a bad parent... by keeping my kids away from their unvaccinated cousin?
We put one reader’s dilemma to a panel of anonymous parents.
Am I being a bad parent... by asking for cash instead of gifts on birthday party invites?
Our reader is in two minds ahead of her daughter’s big day.
Am I being a bad parent by... refusing to buy my child a phone?
We asked a group of Irish parents to weigh in on one reader’s dilemma.
Am I being a bad parent... by silently judging another mum?
Snack policies are always a flashpoint. We asked a group of Irish parents to weigh in.
Am I being a bad parent... by avoiding moving my six-month-old into her own room?
One reader isn’t quite ready to let go yet. We asked a group of Irish parents to weigh in.
Am I being a bad parent... by refusing to buy my son pink wellies?
We asked an anonymous group of Irish parents to weigh in on a reader dilemma.
Am I being a bad parent... by giving out to someone else's child?
We put one reader’s playgroup dilemma to a group of Irish mums and dads.
Am I being a bad parent... by not wanting a child with chickenpox in my son's playgroup?
We asked a group of Irish parents to weigh in on one mum’s dilemma.