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# Parenting

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'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'
'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
Eric Nolan
People are describing parenting in 5 words or less, and it's as accurate as it gets
Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression
'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'
Geraldine Walsh
'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'
Sarah Stone McDevitt
'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant
8 modern parenting worries my own mum never had to deal with
Don't make children hug relatives, US Girl Scouts warns parents ahead of Thanksgiving
I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?
The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'
Professor Craig Williams
10 devastatingly effective white lies I've used on my kids
Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said
Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?
This is why I'm against... homework
Eric Nolan
5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had
Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?
Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families
Here's why I refuse to lie about parenting (even on Instagram)
Mums and dads, we want you: Join's Parents Panel
Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies
HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
'With mental illness comes a different kind of mothering and different worries'
Grace Vaughan
Relax, ignore the mess and accept help - Top tips for new parents
'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach
This dad's brilliant solution to keeping his triplets quiet in the car is going viral
31 questions everyone plagues you with when you've had a baby
Sabina Higgins invites 200 mothers and babies to a breastfeeding morning at the Áras
Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"
Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian
A mam wrote her husband this unsparing letter before leaving him with the kids for the weekend
These parents came up with the most scheming of all Tooth Fairy letters
18 people that are basically you as a parent
Pushy parents create self-critical children
This mam is going viral for calling out 3 'mean girls' she overheard in a café