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# family-magazine - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco?
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Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco?

Nov 27th 2018, 4:03 PM 2,623 Views 0 Comments

This week, a reader is wondering if she should lay down the law to stay in line with other school parents.

My kids are Santa sceptics - but here's how I'm keeping them interested in Christmas
# Believe It Or Not
# Believe It Or Not

My kids are Santa sceptics - but here's how I'm keeping them interested in Christmas

Nov 27th 2018, 4:02 PM 3,626 Views 0 Comments

Keeping the magic alive after the questions start is easier than you’d think, says Andrea Mara.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for weaning kids off the dummy
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for weaning kids off the dummy

Nov 27th 2018, 4:01 PM 6,063 Views 13 Comments

We asked our panel of mums and dads how to ditch the dummy without the tantrums.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

WIN: A day of epic family adventure at Dublin's Funderland and iSkate
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# Competition

WIN: A day of epic family adventure at Dublin's Funderland and iSkate

Nov 20th 2018, 5:07 PM 763 Views 0 Comments

Unlimited theme park rides – and a visit to Ireland’s largest outdoor rink.

6 magical theatre events to book in for this Christmas - from Oliver Jeffers to a panto on wheels
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 magical theatre events to book in for this Christmas - from Oliver Jeffers to a panto on wheels

Nov 20th 2018, 5:03 PM 1,068 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s on around the country next month.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for protecting kids from winter bugs and colds
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for protecting kids from winter bugs and colds

Nov 20th 2018, 5:03 PM 1,269 Views 0 Comments

Extra vitamins or just a little extra fresh air? We asked our panel for their flu-fighting family tips.

7 truly awkward parenting moments you'll experience at every playdate
# Perils Of Playtime
# Perils Of Playtime

7 truly awkward parenting moments you'll experience at every playdate

Nov 20th 2018, 5:01 PM 4,363 Views 0 Comments

Step one, attempting to use the word “playdate” without smirking, writes Sheena McGinley.

Am I being a bad parent... by holding off on toilet training my toddler?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by holding off on toilet training my toddler?

Nov 20th 2018, 5:01 PM 7,354 Views 4 Comments

One reader is wondering if it’s okay to let her son decide when he’s ready for the potty.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

WIN: A brain-boosting hamper worth €100 for your little one
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# Competition

WIN: A brain-boosting hamper worth €100 for your little one

Nov 13th 2018, 5:08 PM 887 Views 0 Comments

Nab a hamper of Cognikids goodies for your bundle of joy.

6 totally free events for little readers at the Dublin Book Festival
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 totally free events for little readers at the Dublin Book Festival

Nov 13th 2018, 5:07 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

The festival starts on Friday, with pop-up poetry, giant colouring sessions and more.

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with the noisy neighbours?
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Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with the noisy neighbours?

Nov 13th 2018, 5:07 PM 1,161 Views 0 Comments

One reader is wondering if she’s setting a bad example by confronting the folks next door.

Parents Panel: Do you share photos of your kids on social media?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Do you share photos of your kids on social media?

Nov 13th 2018, 5:06 PM 2,957 Views 0 Comments

It’s a topic that divides parents, so we asked our panel for their take.

10 new parent firsts that the baby books definitely don't mention
# Ready Set Go
# Ready Set Go

10 new parent firsts that the baby books definitely don't mention

Nov 13th 2018, 5:06 PM 11,287 Views 4 Comments

Unless your baby book has a chapter titled ‘The First Explosive Poo’.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Mind your manners: I'm teaching my kids to say 'please' and 'thank you' - but nobody says it back
# Mind Your Ps And Qs
# Mind Your Ps And Qs

Mind your manners: I'm teaching my kids to say 'please' and 'thank you' - but nobody says it back

Nov 6th 2018, 5:10 PM 1,126 Views 3 Comments

The exchanging of pleasantries is an important social buffer, says Sheena McGinley.

Bread-baking in space and DIY holograms: 5 Science Week events for kids of all ages
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# Event Guide

Bread-baking in space and DIY holograms: 5 Science Week events for kids of all ages

Nov 6th 2018, 5:08 PM 327 Views 0 Comments

Science Week kicks off next Monday November 11, and here’s what’s on for mini Einsteins.

Am I being a bad parent... by not having a sleep routine for my three-month-old?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not having a sleep routine for my three-month-old?

Nov 6th 2018, 5:08 PM 3,422 Views 3 Comments

Is it too soon to start getting strict with bedtime? This week’s dilemma has divided our panel.

Parents Panel: Readers share the differences between their first and second pregnancies
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share the differences between their first and second pregnancies

Nov 6th 2018, 5:07 PM 6,573 Views 0 Comments

More hormonal mood swings, less frantic Googling – and *far* better nappy-changing skills.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share what their kids are dressing up as for Halloween this year
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share what their kids are dressing up as for Halloween this year

Oct 30th 2018, 5:18 PM 1,279 Views 0 Comments

Butterflies, cowboys… and one ‘vampire-skeleton-zombie-witch’.

WIN: A night of family fun at Dublin Zoo's all-new Wild Lights
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# Competition

WIN: A night of family fun at Dublin Zoo's all-new Wild Lights

Oct 30th 2018, 4:55 PM 2,155 Views 0 Comments

Wild Lights is back with a new cast of characters, all made from spectacular silk lanterns.

6 spooooky family Halloween events to check out tonight - from dragon parades to the Boo at the Zoo
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# Halloween Happenings

6 spooooky family Halloween events to check out tonight - from dragon parades to the Boo at the Zoo

Oct 30th 2018, 4:55 PM 481 Views 0 Comments

Here’s where to head with your mini zombies, witches and ghouls.

Am I being a bad parent... by not having enough 'mum friends'?
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Am I being a bad parent... by not having enough 'mum friends'?

Oct 30th 2018, 4:54 PM 1,634 Views 0 Comments

We put a reader’s friend-finding dilemma to an anonymous panel of mums and dads.

How I moved continents with two toddlers and six suitcases - and survived
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# On The Move

How I moved continents with two toddlers and six suitcases - and survived

Oct 30th 2018, 4:53 PM 6,105 Views 4 Comments

If it wasn’t essential or could be replaced in Dublin, it wasn’t coming in the suitcase, writes Emily Westbrooks.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

6 spectacular events to entertain your little ones during the mid-term break
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# Family Magazine

6 spectacular events to entertain your little ones during the mid-term break

Oct 23rd 2018, 5:17 PM 815 Views 0 Comments

From learning how to make slime to wonderful silk animals at Dublin Zoo.

Parents Panel: What one item has made it easier for your little one to fall asleep?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What one item has made it easier for your little one to fall asleep?

Oct 23rd 2018, 5:14 PM 2,856 Views 5 Comments

Blackout blinds, bottles with slow teats and YouTube videos – our panel weighs in.

Am I being a bad parent by... taking my kids out of school for a term-time holiday?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent by... taking my kids out of school for a term-time holiday?

Oct 23rd 2018, 5:14 PM 6,574 Views 8 Comments

One reader is wondering if the cheaper flights are worth the missed days.

11 handy pieces of breastfeeding kit you may not have thought of
# Kitted Out
# Kitted Out

11 handy pieces of breastfeeding kit you may not have thought of

Oct 23rd 2018, 5:13 PM 17,360 Views 6 Comments

An endless supply of cushions will be your saving grace, writes Chrissie Russell.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share the pet names they use for their kids
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share the pet names they use for their kids

Oct 16th 2018, 5:20 PM 3,105 Views 0 Comments

Chickpea, Charlie Bear and Lord Squidgypants… our panel share the nicknames they always return to.

Am I being a bad parent... for resenting my partner's choice of guardian for our son?
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Am I being a bad parent... for resenting my partner's choice of guardian for our son?

Oct 16th 2018, 5:11 PM 1,527 Views 2 Comments

We asked a group of anonymous mums and dads to have their say on a delicate dilemma.

WIN: Two nights in the lush Sligo countryside at the four-star Radisson Blu Hotel
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# Competition

WIN: Two nights in the lush Sligo countryside at the four-star Radisson Blu Hotel

Oct 16th 2018, 5:08 PM 2,024 Views 0 Comments

Plus dinner at the hotel’s AA Rosette-winning restaurant.

6 events coming up this month for kids who love arts and crafts
# Art Attack
# Art Attack

6 events coming up this month for kids who love arts and crafts

Oct 16th 2018, 5:07 PM 751 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s on around Ireland for the mini Monet in your house.

9 tried-and-tested tips for getting the kids to stop whining*
# Whine Not
# Whine Not

9 tried-and-tested tips for getting the kids to stop whining*

Oct 16th 2018, 5:06 PM 12,222 Views 8 Comments

*And why they do it in the first place.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by telling a playgroup mum to keep her toddler under control?
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Am I being a bad parent... by telling a playgroup mum to keep her toddler under control?

Oct 9th 2018, 5:21 PM 1,535 Views 2 Comments

One reader is wondering if it’s unreasonable to ask another parent to address their child’s behaviour.

6 animal-tastic spots to bring the kids to this month - from wallaby farms to creepy crawlies
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 animal-tastic spots to bring the kids to this month - from wallaby farms to creepy crawlies

Oct 9th 2018, 5:15 PM 540 Views 0 Comments

Here’s where to bring your budding Dr Dolittles.

'All it takes is one wrong chocolate bar or snack': What it's like to raise a kid with severe food allergies
# Allergy Watch
# Allergy Watch

'All it takes is one wrong chocolate bar or snack': What it's like to raise a kid with severe food allergies

Oct 9th 2018, 5:14 PM 5,769 Views 5 Comments

Ciara McDonnell speaks to two parents whose day-to-day routines involve endless vigilance.

Parents Panel: What's the right age for a smartphone?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's the right age for a smartphone?

Oct 9th 2018, 5:14 PM 2,509 Views 4 Comments

How soon is too soon? Our panelists told us what they thought.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

WIN: A chilled-out weekend stay with brunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone
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# Competition

WIN: A chilled-out weekend stay with brunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:55 PM 1,071 Views 0 Comments

Plus late check out for that long-awaited lie-in.

6 indoor events to keep the kids out of the rain this month - from pizza-making to puppet shows
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 indoor events to keep the kids out of the rain this month - from pizza-making to puppet shows

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:54 PM 447 Views 0 Comments

Escape the bad weather cabin fever with these autumnal goings on.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for planning birthday parties on a budget
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for planning birthday parties on a budget

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:53 PM 790 Views 1 Comment

Homemade Gruffalo cakes, pound shop supplies and pre-buying the sweets.

I know breast is best, but here's why I stopped feeling ashamed about bottle feeding
# Feeding Time
# Feeding Time

I know breast is best, but here's why I stopped feeling ashamed about bottle feeding

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:52 PM 2,221 Views 1 Comment

Let’s support mums whatever their situation is, writes Sheena McGinley.

Am I being a bad parent by... saying 'no' to being a godmother?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent by... saying 'no' to being a godmother?

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:52 PM 7,100 Views 5 Comments

One reader is wondering if she can avoid godparenting duties without rocking the boat.