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Parents Panel: What's the usual bedtime routine in your house?
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Parents Panel: What's the usual bedtime routine in your house?

Dec 12th 2017, 5:52 PM 2,599 Views 0 Comments

Late night singsongs, timed YouTube sessions and lots of ‘ssssh’-ing…

Parents Panel: What one thing has worked to calm your crying baby?
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Parents Panel: What one thing has worked to calm your crying baby?

Dec 6th 2017, 5:41 PM 6,172 Views 7 Comments

Endless mystery crying can be scary for a new parent, so it pays to have a few tricks up your sleeve.

Parents Panel: How do you manage to stay within budget at Christmas?
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Parents Panel: How do you manage to stay within budget at Christmas?

Nov 29th 2017, 4:33 PM 1,843 Views 0 Comments

Supervising Santa lists, buying second-hand – and turning off the TV.

Parents Panel: What tactics do you use to make sure homework gets done?
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Parents Panel: What tactics do you use to make sure homework gets done?

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:32 PM 682 Views 0 Comments

‘I tell them they don’t have to do it – but that they’ll have to explain themselves to the teacher the next day.’

Parents Panel: How did you decide where your baby should sleep?
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Parents Panel: How did you decide where your baby should sleep?

Nov 15th 2017, 5:34 PM 3,631 Views 6 Comments

Night feeds, room-sharing – and a menagerie of soft toys in the bed.

Parents Panel: How do you keep your kids active during the colder months?
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Parents Panel: How do you keep your kids active during the colder months?

Nov 8th 2017, 5:26 PM 3,856 Views 0 Comments

YouTube dance videos, baby yoga, and getting outside rain or shine.

Parents Panel: What potty training tactics worked with your toddler?
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Parents Panel: What potty training tactics worked with your toddler?

Nov 1st 2017, 4:53 PM 6,421 Views 1 Comment

‘Every few minutes we’d ask if he needed to go to the toilet, and no matter what he said, we’d bring him.’

Parents Panel: What rules do you have about sugar and junk food in your house?
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Parents Panel: What rules do you have about sugar and junk food in your house?

Oct 25th 2017, 5:02 PM 4,417 Views 2 Comments

Homemade alternatives, Friday treat days and a total fizzy drinks ban.

WATCH: Parents share their tips for managing kids' sugar intake
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WATCH: Parents share their tips for managing kids' sugar intake

Oct 25th 2017, 5:01 PM 716 Views 0 Comments

‘If my youngest gets a bit of sugar, he can go off on one for a while.’

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've done to teach your kids the value of money?
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Parents Panel: What's one thing you've done to teach your kids the value of money?

Oct 18th 2017, 4:52 PM 1,607 Views 0 Comments

Piggy banks, written budgets and pocket money top-ups for big chores.

Parents Panel: How do you manage childcare for your kids?
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Parents Panel: How do you manage childcare for your kids?

Oct 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 5,098 Views 1 Comment

The drop-offs, the pick-ups… and the fee negotiations.

Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?
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Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?

Oct 4th 2017, 3:18 PM 1,245 Views 0 Comments

From bringing them to scans to letting them announce it.

Parents Panel: What do you put in your child's lunchbox?
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Parents Panel: What do you put in your child's lunchbox?

Sep 27th 2017, 5:03 PM 4,690 Views 3 Comments

Friday treats, homemade flapjacks… and no sandwich crusts, please.

Parents Panel: Breast or bottle - which did you choose?
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Parents Panel: Breast or bottle - which did you choose?

Sep 20th 2017, 5:37 PM 8,685 Views 8 Comments

‘Being unable to breastfeed broke my heart. I ended up bottle feeding my babies behind closed doors.’

Parents Panel: How did you wean your little one onto solid foods?
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Parents Panel: How did you wean your little one onto solid foods?

Sep 13th 2017, 6:11 PM 3,886 Views 1 Comment

Feeding schedules, tantrums and lots of mess.

Parents Panel: How did you approach the 'sex talk' with your kids?
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Parents Panel: How did you approach the 'sex talk' with your kids?

Sep 6th 2017, 5:55 PM 6,146 Views 7 Comments

Questions, awkward moments – and even a tantrum or two.

Parents Panel: How do you make mornings less stressful in your house?
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Parents Panel: How do you make mornings less stressful in your house?

Aug 30th 2017, 5:27 PM 6,296 Views 4 Comments

Strict timetables, a colour-coded whiteboard – and plenty of adrenaline.

Parents Panel: What's one thing you do to make the return to school go smoothly?
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Parents Panel: What's one thing you do to make the return to school go smoothly?

Aug 23rd 2017, 4:29 PM 1,143 Views 0 Comments

Special first-day breakfasts, shopping for school supplies, and new bedtime routines.

Parents Panel: How do you manage to fit in quality time with your kids?
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Parents Panel: How do you manage to fit in quality time with your kids?

Aug 16th 2017, 4:32 PM 6,106 Views 0 Comments

From Star Wars viewings to cooking dinner together with pre-teens.

Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?
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Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?

Aug 9th 2017, 4:26 PM 3,276 Views 3 Comments

From pulling the plug on Wi-Fi to banning the Xbox on weekdays.

Parents Panel: What's your one tip to keep kids busy over the summer?
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Parents Panel: What's your one tip to keep kids busy over the summer?

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:57 PM 1,399 Views 0 Comments

The zoo, Tayto Park and making Dr Seuss-inspired slime.

WATCH: Parents share their mealtime tricks and tips
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WATCH: Parents share their mealtime tricks and tips

Jul 26th 2017, 5:02 PM 873 Views 0 Comments

‘One day they love something, the next they’re telling you they hate it.’

Parents Panel: What have you tried to get your kids to eat?
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Parents Panel: What have you tried to get your kids to eat?

Jul 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 1,909 Views 2 Comments

Blitzing vegetables, toys at the table and rainbow pancakes.

Parents Panel: Which 'must-have' parenting purchase turned out to be a waste of money?
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Parents Panel: Which 'must-have' parenting purchase turned out to be a waste of money?

Jul 19th 2017, 4:34 PM 8,211 Views 11 Comments

Fancy high chairs, environmentally-friendly nappies, and all those ballet classes…

WATCH: Parents share their struggles to get their kids to sleep
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WATCH: Parents share their struggles to get their kids to sleep

Jul 12th 2017, 6:11 PM 1,443 Views 0 Comments

“My son has woken up every night for the last 14 and a half months.”

Parents Panel: What's one thing you tried to get your little one off to sleep?
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Parents Panel: What's one thing you tried to get your little one off to sleep?

Jul 12th 2017, 5:10 PM 5,425 Views 4 Comments

Co-sleeping, late night drives… and a run-in with the Gardaí.

Parents Panel: What's the one thing you wish you'd been told before having kids?
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Parents Panel: What's the one thing you wish you'd been told before having kids?

Jul 5th 2017, 4:52 PM 7,008 Views 5 Comments

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Mums and dads, we want you: Join TheJournal.ie's Parents Panel
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Mums and dads, we want you: Join TheJournal.ie's Parents Panel

Jun 26th 2017, 10:46 AM 14,699 Views 33 Comments

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