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# parenting - Friday 17 July, 2020

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,096 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

# parenting - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
# Still Unequal
# Still Unequal

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

Nov 6th 2019, 8:30 PM 22,900 Views 83 Comments

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

# parenting - Monday 21 October, 2019

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
# Equality
# Equality

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 19,844 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

# parenting - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer
# Column
# Column

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer

Jun 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 25,685 Views 8 Comments

They may be the apple of your eye but a break from the little darlings might just be the best part of your holiday, writes Shane Dunphy.

# parenting - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling

Mar 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 36,943 Views 65 Comments

Kids fall, that is what they do, it can happen anywhere. If they fall at Granny’s – do we sue the pants off Granny?

# parenting - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed

Mar 3rd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,077 Views 21 Comments

Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.

# parenting - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it

Jan 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,032 Views 31 Comments

A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.

# parenting - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'
# Column
# Column

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 40,038 Views 53 Comments

21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.

# parenting - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!

Jan 19th 2019, 6:00 PM 53,902 Views 33 Comments

With the majority of Irish adults overweight and children’s tooth decay on the rise, its time to think about the real cost giving sugary gifts, writes Mary McCarthy.

# parenting - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'
# Mental Health Service
# Mental Health Service

Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'

Jan 17th 2019, 8:18 PM 10,298 Views 10 Comments

Children experiencing a parent’s misuse of alcohol can often be dismissed as acting out.

# parenting - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,686 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# parenting - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas
# Column
# Column

Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas

Dec 25th 2018, 12:00 PM 13,504 Views 11 Comments

Striving for a picture perfect Christmas will bring certain disappointment, as a parent aiming for survival is much more realistic, writes Shane Dunphy.

# parenting - Monday 24 December, 2018

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism
# Opinion
# Opinion

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism

Dec 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,903 Views 20 Comments

The wish for all families is that they have their perfect Christmas but that may mean adjusting expectations to find what works in a family with autism, writes Tara Matthews.

# parenting - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol
# Opinion
# Opinion

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 17,804 Views 18 Comments

Teenagers will always push the boundaries, here is what you should do if you find out your teen is drinking over the holiday period, writes Dr Gerry McCarney.

# parenting - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 44,394 Views 47 Comments

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

# parenting - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM 13,800 Views 12 Comments

Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.

# parenting - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'
# Rob Delaney
# Rob Delaney

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Sep 18th 2018, 2:17 PM 21,309 Views 9 Comments

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

# parenting - Monday 3 September, 2018

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,444 Views 129 Comments

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

# parenting - Friday 17 August, 2018

People are describing parenting in 5 words or less, and it's as accurate as it gets
# 5 Words Or Less
From The Daily Edge
# 5 Words Or Less

People are describing parenting in 5 words or less, and it's as accurate as it gets

Aug 17th 2018, 5:34 PM 6,811 Views 1 Comment

‘I just sat in pee.’

# parenting - Friday 20 July, 2018

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
# Consumer Affairs
# Consumer Affairs

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick

Jul 20th 2018, 6:35 PM 29,455 Views 37 Comments

French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.

# parenting - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression
# PND
# PND

When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression

Jul 17th 2018, 5:35 PM 3,327 Views 1 Comment

Sheena McGinley on the overwhelming experience of new parenthood – and the moment she realised that she needed help.

# parenting - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Jun 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,249 Views 40 Comments

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

# parenting - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'
# Parenting
# Parenting

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 31,918 Views 43 Comments

I sound begrudging but the harsh looks and disapproving glances made me angry, writes Geraldine Walsh.

# parenting - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'
# Birth Certificate
# Birth Certificate

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 77,901 Views 81 Comments

It breaks my heart that a member of our little family is being left out of the first document our son has to declare his status as an Irish citizen, writes Sarah Stone McDevitt.

# parenting - Friday 12 January, 2018

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
# Parenting
# Parenting

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

Jan 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 8,316 Views 9 Comments

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

# parenting - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant
# Parenting
# Parenting

Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant

Dec 30th 2017, 10:30 AM 46,419 Views 77 Comments

The incident sparked an international debate about parenting styles.

# parenting - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

8 modern parenting worries my own mum never had to deal with
# Figuring It Out
# Figuring It Out

8 modern parenting worries my own mum never had to deal with

Nov 22nd 2017, 4:49 PM 8,184 Views 7 Comments

My parents didn’t care about superfoods or screen time, writes Chrissie Russell.

Don't make children hug relatives, US Girl Scouts warns parents ahead of Thanksgiving
# Boundaries
# Boundaries

Don't make children hug relatives, US Girl Scouts warns parents ahead of Thanksgiving

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:44 AM 26,358 Views 128 Comments

“We know that some adults prey on children, and teaching your daughter about consent early on can help her understand her rights.”

# parenting - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?
# This Town Ain't Big Enough
# This Town Ain't Big Enough

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?

Nov 15th 2017, 5:35 PM 2,904 Views 1 Comment

Chrissie Russell has a baby on the way and a curious three-year-old. So she asked for some expert advice.

# parenting - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
# The Irish Family
# The Irish Family

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old

Nov 1st 2017, 10:53 AM 20,988 Views 45 Comments

The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.

# parenting - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'
# PE
# PE

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 8,465 Views 26 Comments

Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.

# parenting - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

10 devastatingly effective white lies I've used on my kids
# Little White Lies
# Little White Lies

10 devastatingly effective white lies I've used on my kids

Sep 27th 2017, 4:53 PM 7,650 Views 7 Comments

Well, MOSTLY devastatingly effective.

# parenting - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said
# So Harsh
From The Daily Edge
# So Harsh

Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said

Sep 24th 2017, 9:44 AM 8,513 Views 0 Comments

The results were fantastic.

# parenting - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?

Sep 21st 2017, 11:05 AM 28,915 Views 134 Comments

If money were no issue, would you prefer to spend all your time with your child?

# parenting - Monday 18 September, 2017

This is why I'm against... homework
# Parenting
# Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

Sep 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 38,772 Views 75 Comments

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

# parenting - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had
# He Said She Said
# He Said She Said

5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had

Aug 9th 2017, 4:26 PM 9,585 Views 3 Comments

There’s no winner in the endless ‘who is more tired’ row, laments Ciara McDonnell.

# parenting - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
# Parenting
# Parenting

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Aug 1st 2017, 4:35 PM 21,979 Views 55 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

# parenting - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?
# Childcare
# Childcare

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?

Jul 26th 2017, 12:53 PM 4,314 Views 3 Comments

Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.

# parenting - Monday 17 July, 2017

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

Jul 17th 2017, 10:00 AM 10,363 Views 15 Comments

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

# parenting - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Here's why I refuse to lie about parenting (even on Instagram)
# Real Talk
# Real Talk

Here's why I refuse to lie about parenting (even on Instagram)

Jul 12th 2017, 5:09 PM 3,108 Views 11 Comments

I *could* pretend that my family life is perfect and put it on social media, writes Ciara McDonnell. But I’d be lying.

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