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# Growing Up

This year
Dr Catherine Conlon: We need to get real about the dangers of smartphone use by young children
Dr Catherine Conlon
Last year
Pandemic had no impact on the 'vast majority' of 13-year-olds' transition to secondary school
All time
Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
'Sit on the bench for six months at Bohs and you could lose your head. I want it even more now'
9 hurdles you have to overcome before you can call yourself an adult
17 struggles you'll only know if you grew up sharing a room with your sibling
18 things that'll only make sense if you're a twin
Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea?
The former Rangers wonderkid now plying his trade at Sligo
20 things I thought I'd be able to do by the time I was 25
I guess this is growing up: How to show your quarter-life crisis who's boss
17 signs you're finally becoming grown up with cash
The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks
The 28 most pain in the arse things about finally being a grown up
11 uniquely Irish signs you're now a real adult
A giant redwood grove is being planted in Birr
QUIZ: Are You Ready To Settle (Down)?
20 Things You Truly Accept When You're Over 30
13 struggles anyone who grew up with braces will relate to
12 things anyone who grew up with glasses knows to be true
14 memories that are too real for anyone who grew up with strict parents
13 things you'll know if you grew up as an only child
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
This artist's sticky-note cartoons sum up the struggle of being an adult
25 of the most stressful moments in every Irish childhood
16 memories anyone who grew up in an Irish housing estate will recognise
Here's how you can harness your ambitions to achieve your goals
Rachel Bridge
14 struggles for people who grew up with only brothers
Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?
10 key differences between growing up in Ireland and growing up in America
Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer
Claire McNelis
21 times the internet perfectly summed up your twenties
16 times the internet perfectly summed up what it means to be an adult
32 milestones in every Irish person's life
13 struggles only those who grew up in Dublin will understand
Thinking of getting your child a smartphone? Here's what you should consider
8 things your 30-year-old self would tell your 20-year-old self
10 things adults think teenagers should know about the 'real world'
7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
Watch this dad's beautiful timelapse film of his daughter growing up