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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# parents

All time
# Jastine Valdez
'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder
Jastine was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May of this year.
# Social Protection
Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.
# Education
Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?
Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.
# Every Little Helps
People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids
Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.
# Cervical Cancer
What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.
# parents
Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can
The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.
# Smartphones
Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.
# no fair
People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas
“My mom wouldn’t let me watch the birth scene in the Spice Girls movie.”
# budget 2019
Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.
# Home
'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.
# Newborns
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.
# Homelessness
Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman
New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.
# hip hip hurray
It's my son's third birthday - here's why I'm refusing to give into 'party pressure'
All he wants is a cake but I know other parents will expect more, writes Chrissie Russell.
# Childcare
Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.
# Childcare
The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?
Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.
# Child Safety
Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations
Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.
# Child Safety
'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?'
Children and technology expert Andy Phippen gives his advice to parents on the issue of sexting.
# Family court
Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.
# egg on your face
At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents?
The burning question of the day.
# added pressure
More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers
According to Retail Excellence, all kinds of shops – from electronics to garden centres – are reporting higher rates of children shoplifting.
# you're next
Writing "suits you" under pictures of people holding babies should be outlawed
Social media crimes 101.
# Newborns
7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.
# Background
'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor
The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.
# family supports
Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.
# Social Welfare
Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today
Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.
# Foster Care
'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
In May, exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.
# Mobility grant
'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'
The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.
# only gay in the village
Everyone fell in love with this girl's lovely parents on RTÉ's Only Gay in the Village
They are parent goals.
# Childcare
Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.
# responsibility
'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach
The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.
# Courts
Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father
The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.
# you raise them up
Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you
Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.
# Parenting
31 questions everyone plagues you with when you've had a baby
Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading
A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.
# kinderleavings
Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian
“I had some yogurt I licked off my fingers after cleaning my son up.”
# mammy dinners
13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand
So many “When will you be home?” texts. So many.
# good f**king luck
A mam wrote her husband this unsparing letter before leaving him with the kids for the weekend
“Dearest husband, I wanted to go over a few things with you before you embark on this weekend alone.”
# Pregnancy Loss
Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents
The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.
# enrolment policies
Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out
‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’
# come upstairs
This mam craftily used Pokémon Go to get her son to do some housework
Lies make baby Pikachu cry.