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#Child Development

# child-development - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'
# Column
# Column

'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'

Jun 15th 2015, 11:00 PM 1,166 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.

# child-development - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
# Childhood Education
# Childhood Education

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 125 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# child-development - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Where do all the cool kids go?
# Psychology
# Psychology

Where do all the cool kids go?

Jun 15th 2014, 4:30 PM 21,265 Views 14 Comments

Not very far, a study seems to suggest.

# child-development - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?
# CyberPsychology
# CyberPsychology

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

Apr 14th 2014, 1:00 PM 893 Views 18 Comments

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

# child-development - Monday 14 October, 2013

Column: Our children are an investment worth making
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our children are an investment worth making

Oct 14th 2013, 1:02 PM 7 Views 44 Comments

Budget 2014 is an opportunity to take stock of how we prioritise children and whether we put our money where our mouth is, writes Irene Gunning.

# child-development - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

May 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 1,458 Views 102 Comments

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# child-development - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Column: Embarrassed to talk about sex and porn? Ireland, this is your wake-up call
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Embarrassed to talk about sex and porn? Ireland, this is your wake-up call

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 1,032 Views 127 Comments

Today’s young women and men are being educated about sex by watching hardcore porn online for years before they ever have their own first romantic or sexual experience. For their sake, it’s time to open up about real sex, writes Cindy Gallop.

# child-development - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture

Dec 12th 2012, 7:30 PM 55 Views 42 Comments

Some children may be missing out on a key stage of development, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

# child-development - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play

Jun 30th 2012, 7:00 PM 914 Views 25 Comments

From junior manicures to baby clothes reading “I’m too sexy” – this sexualisation of children isn’t just a bit of fun, writes Joanna Fortune.

# child-development - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study
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# Coochy Coo

Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study

Feb 14th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,530 Views 12 Comments

New research indicates that infants as young as six months can understand the meaning of full words – twice as early as previously believed.

# child-development - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns
# Child Development
# Child Development

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

May 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 940 Views 0 Comments

Parents who row could affect the sleeping patterns of their infants for significant periods of time, new research has suggested.

# child-development - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

Are children damaged by working mothers?
# Parenting
From The Daily Edge
# Parenting

Are children damaged by working mothers?

Aug 4th 2010, 11:00 AM 149 Views 0 Comments

In short: no. But, as Emma Thompson says, having it all can put a strain on your mental health.