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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Parenting

All time
# f**king cake
The woman who went viral with her story of 'parent sex' has another message for mothers
She’s back, and it’s reached even more people than last time.
# Poll
Poll: Should all new parents attend parenting classes?
What do you think?
# dad skills
A kid asked for more pocket money and received an official letter from the Bank of Dad
Dad level: 9000.
# parenting for dummies
Would you attend parenting classes? All British parents will be offered a course
David Cameron is to unveil the plans tomorrow.
# Wobbler
This mam listed the 44 reasons her toddler threw a tantrum in one day
And they’re all completely rational.
# ross kemp
A man's hilariously honest account of being a new dad is going super viral
“Baby piss in your eye is really only funny the first time.”
# good parenting
A trans teen's mum updated her tattoo of him in the nicest way
The perfect tribute.
# hurrah for gin
This woman is documenting the realities of parenthood with hilarious comics
When nipping out to the shops alone is like a trip to the spa…
'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'
The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.
# Fertility treatment
Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral
The image has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt messages from other parents who have conceived through IVF.
We were better parents before smartphones
There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.
# do ya wanna
Parents are losing the rag over this book's cheeky name
But there’s just one problem…
# extreme parenting
A Dad made a book out of all the ludicrous things he says to his toddlers
“He’s your brother, not a pull toy.”
# don't knock
All new parents will relate to the hilarious sign on this Mam's front door
“Only knock on this door if you’re Gary Barlow.”
# twin telepathy
Watch these giddy twins 'fall asleep' the second they hear their mam's voice
# top dad
This dad's sweet reaction to his son buying an Ariel doll is going viral
“How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this? YEAH!”
# dummygate
David Beckham was not happy with the Daily Mail and let it be known
# poo face
Parents are posting pictures of their kids' 'poo faces' online, and it's hilariously gross
If you’re happy in your nappy clap your hands…
# Bad Move
A woman shut a toddler in a washing machine for a 'laugh' and no one was impressed
Courtney Stewart said the toddler, who has Down’s syndrome, “loves the washing machine”.
# twin trouble
This fed-up mother of twins had a novel solution to silence prying strangers
“Conceived by f**king”.
# 99 Problems
16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent
It’s the little struggles.
Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire
It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?
Yes, no or sometimes?
# nice little earner
Rich New York mums are getting 'wife bonuses' from their banker husbands
And the payments are performance-related, apparently.
# Sister Act
'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'
One of the sisters behind Clevamama tells us about building an award-winning export business.
Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids
All ye generous friends and family out there, please remember – a present is for life, not just for the first five minutes.
# sh*t kids say
Jimmy Kimmel asked kids which parent they love more and they had no bother picking
What’s wrong with dad :(
# eat up
Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here's how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle
Child and adolescent psychotherapist Colman Noctor gave us some top tips for parents.
# Think of the Children
Attention parents: We'll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions
Are you having problems with your little ones? Ask the expert…
# Quiz
What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?
Are you ready?
# get it together
Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on
The fake Internet world our children are growing up in is making them more vulnerable in the real world – but you can help.
The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling
Many women are simply unable to breastfeed – and they shouldn’t be made to feel like failures for it.
'The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man'
Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.
Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents
I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.
# Corporal Punishment
Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?
The Pope says it is, sometimes.
Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)
I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.
Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.
Opinion: 'My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.'
Co-parenting after the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult – but, with a little humility and cooperation, you can do the best for your child.
Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself
Looking back, there is so much I wish I’d known. Yes, we were told life would never be the same again, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends
On overcast, rainy weekends, it can be tough to keep them occupied.