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#Growing up in Ireland

# growing-up-in-ireland - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago
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# Connected

Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago

Updated Nov 21st 2022, 7:45 AM 9,464 Views 19 Comments

The report has compared the lives of nine-year-olds in 2007/8 and nine-year-olds in 2017/18.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Last year 2021

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'

Dec 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,576 Views 8 Comments

The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds

Jun 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,528 Views 38 Comments

The new report looks at the lives of young people who were aged nine in 2017/2018.

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
# Young People
# Young People

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows

May 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 9,626 Views 13 Comments

The ESRI found that around four in ten young people surveyed experienced at least one spell of poverty between 2007 and 2017.

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
# ESRI
# ESRI

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression

Mar 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,501 Views 20 Comments

Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.

# growing-up-in-ireland - All time

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

Jul 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,628 Views 2 Comments

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:00 AM 19,857 Views 18 Comments

The findings formed part of a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing

Nov 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 28,030 Views 45 Comments

Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity
# Families
# Families

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

Nov 8th 2018, 6:47 AM 10,366 Views 13 Comments

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

Oct 17th 2018, 10:17 AM 15,153 Views 31 Comments

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

Nov 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,095 Views 34 Comments

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

Oct 19th 2017, 6:20 AM 10,421 Views 49 Comments

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow
# Pints In Tully's
From The Daily Edge
# Pints In Tully's

11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow

Jan 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 10,057 Views 3 Comments

You can’t beat an east coast man …

School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:50 AM 19,414 Views 13 Comments

Family and health the most important to teens while religion and politics are largely ignored.

One third of Irish 18-year-olds have had sexual intercourse, major study finds
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One third of Irish 18-year-olds have had sexual intercourse, major study finds

Nov 3rd 2016, 12:01 AM 21,280 Views 53 Comments

The finding is contained in the latest round of research from the Growing Up in Ireland study.

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'
# Inequalities
# Inequalities

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,310 Views 71 Comments

Low birth weights were found to have a possible lasting impact on a child’s growth and development.

13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings
# Irish Siblings
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Siblings

13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings

Jan 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 14,958 Views 3 Comments

You can’t beat em.

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention
# Accidents
# Accidents

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention

Dec 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 9,982 Views 18 Comments

Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.

Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved

Jul 15th 2015, 6:05 AM 17,160 Views 38 Comments

A new study assesses how children feel about living in Ireland.

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'

Jan 15th 2015, 12:15 PM 13,907 Views 108 Comments

And it makes children weigh less at birth.

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession
# Families
# Families

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession

Nov 26th 2014, 7:21 AM 8,496 Views 14 Comments

Almost 20,000 children are surveyed as part of the research.

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
# Growing Pains
From The Daily Edge
# Growing Pains

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

May 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 50,096 Views 25 Comments

It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland

Nov 27th 2013, 3:10 PM 29,927 Views 38 Comments

Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting
# Parenting
# Parenting

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting

Nov 4th 2013, 6:00 AM 12,199 Views 9 Comments

The latest report from the Growing Up in Ireland study has examined the role of parenting on infant development.

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers

Sep 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 5,977 Views 3 Comments

Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening
# Obesity
# Obesity

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening

Sep 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 9,133 Views 120 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland
# New Findings
# New Findings

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland

Sep 20th 2013, 7:05 AM 11,880 Views 22 Comments

The latest findings of the large-scale Growing Up In Ireland study are out today. As well as detailing the health and wellbeing of 11,000 Irish three-year-olds, they also show the huge effect of the recession on Irish families.

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

Sep 20th 2013, 12:01 AM 12,856 Views 42 Comments

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

May 8th 2013, 8:01 PM 18,323 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)

May 8th 2013, 4:29 PM 9,193 Views 38 Comments

An ESRI conference heard boys are more likely than girls to be absent from school and less likely to do homework.

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland
# Teenagers
# Teenagers

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland

Nov 29th 2012, 8:25 AM 33,640 Views 24 Comments

Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

May 2nd 2012, 9:48 AM 2,723 Views 57 Comments

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

Apr 19th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,816 Views 23 Comments

The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.

After-school activities (but not too many) benefit children
# After School
# After School

After-school activities (but not too many) benefit children

Jan 27th 2012, 11:49 AM 2,561 Views 3 Comments

A study by the ESRI on nine-year-old children showed that there are many benefits to after-school activities for children – except when they have too many.

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows
# Obesity
# Obesity

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:55 AM 1,963 Views 20 Comments

Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools
# Obesity
# Obesity

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools

Nov 10th 2011, 11:52 AM 1,822 Views 99 Comments

The Government is considering restrictions on takeaways, after a report revealed one in four Irish children is overweight.

Working strains relationships between children and parents
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Working strains relationships between children and parents

Sep 23rd 2011, 8:59 AM 845 Views 0 Comments

A new study about growing up in Ireland has revealed children’s hope and worries about the future – and showed how they feel about family life, school and friends.

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink

Nov 29th 2010, 1:30 PM 793 Views 0 Comments

A study into childhood development breaks down the drinking and smoking habits of pregnant women in Ireland.