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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Growing Up

This year
Pandemic had no impact on the 'vast majority' of 13-year-olds' transition to secondary school
Just under 100% of 13-year-olds agreed that they had made new friends in second-level education.
All time
Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.
'Sit on the bench for six months at Bohs and you could lose your head. I want it even more now'
Danny Mandroiu aiming to deliver when it matters most for Shamrock Rovers in Europe after a turbulent end to his time at Dalymount Park.
9 hurdles you have to overcome before you can call yourself an adult
Welcome to the real world kiddo.
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
We don’t have a telepathic connection. Well, maybe we do a little bit.
Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea?
A major UK retailer is doing just that.
The former Rangers wonderkid now plying his trade at Sligo
Rhys McCabe chats to The42 about playing in the Old Firm Derby and why he chose to move to the League of Ireland.
20 things I thought I'd be able to do by the time I was 25
You mean it all doesn’t just become clear? How rude.
I guess this is growing up: How to show your quarter-life crisis who's boss
Feeling trapped by adulthood and all it entails? You’re not alone.
17 signs you're finally becoming grown up with cash
Look at you, doing the Big Shop.
The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks
Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.
The 28 most pain in the arse things about finally being a grown up
Well this is the slimmed-down list.
11 uniquely Irish signs you're now a real adult
You’re hoping for a seat, not a shift.
A giant redwood grove is being planted in Birr
You can buy your own space for a redwood for €500
QUIZ: Are You Ready To Settle (Down)?
Are you looking for a change? Let’s see.
20 Things You Truly Accept When You're Over 30
Pillows and phones. That’s where the money needs to go.
13 struggles anyone who grew up with braces will relate to
The wax. It does NOTHING.
12 things anyone who grew up with glasses knows to be true
“How many fingers am I holding up?” “This again? Really?”
14 memories that are too real for anyone who grew up with strict parents
“As long as you’re living under my roof…”
13 things you'll know if you grew up as an only child
“You’re an only child? That explains a lot.” OH DOES IT?
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.
This artist's sticky-note cartoons sum up the struggle of being an adult
Spot on.
25 of the most stressful moments in every Irish childhood
Growing up in Ireland was constant stress.
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
Use your ambition to achieve the big goals in your life, writes Rachel Bridge.
14 struggles for people who grew up with only brothers
Boys will be boys.
Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?
The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.
10 key differences between growing up in Ireland and growing up in America
It’s not quite the same, is it?
Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer
After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.
21 times the internet perfectly summed up your twenties
So, so, accurate.
16 times the internet perfectly summed up what it means to be an adult
It’s hard out there.
32 milestones in every Irish person's life
Growing up, growing up to be…
13 struggles only those who grew up in Dublin will understand
Deep, deep, struggles.
Thinking of getting your child a smartphone? Here's what you should consider
The children and teens of today might be more tech savvy, but that doesn’t mean you should automatically get them a smartphone.
8 things your 30-year-old self would tell your 20-year-old self
Weddings, cheese, wine and tea towels.
10 things adults think teenagers should know about the 'real world'
Tip No.1: It’ll all #BeGrand.
7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.
Watch this dad's beautiful timelapse film of his daughter growing up
And try not to well up.
Living with your parents? Over 40% of young people do, but it's getting less common
42 per cent of young people live with their parents, down four per cent over four years.