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# Parenting

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Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?
Rich New York mums are getting 'wife bonuses' from their banker husbands
'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'
Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids
Claire Micks
Jimmy Kimmel asked kids which parent they love more and they had no bother picking
Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here's how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle
Attention parents: We'll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions
What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?
Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on
The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling
Claire Micks
'The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man'
Claire Micks
Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents
Claire Micks
Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?
Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)
Larry Donnelly
Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
Fiona Kennedy
Opinion: 'My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.'
Kellie Kearney
Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself
Fiona Kennedy
Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends
Simon Cocking
This warning letter from Santa to a naughty kid is genius parenting
Opinion: Stay-at-home fathers are still seen as a 'novelty' but perceptions are slowly changing
Bernard Kelly
Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands
Claire Micks
This cinema is giving parents earplugs for a Frozen sing-along
Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days
Andrea Mara
Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche
Claire Micks
Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance
Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation
Karen Kiernan
Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten?
Claire Micks
Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter's 'innocent' insults
Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections
Dad secretly films his daughter taking selfies, embarrasses her in front of the whole internet
11 solid reasons why parents should never be messed with
Creative mum turns kid's wall scribble into a work of art
Multitasking mum gives birth while registering her son at school
Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody
Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.'
Tim Hendy
Motherhood and Work: 'Why do more women than men stay at home with children?'
Andrea Mara
Motherhood and Work: Practical tips for returning to the office after maternity leave
Tracy Gunn
Mum displays infinite patience trying to get her twin boys to sleep
Opinion: Why do people continue to do 'the hardest job in the world'?
Andrea Mara
Opinion: I admit it, I'm an Apple Parent... are you?
Lucy O'Connor